A Glimpse Into the Recent Past…


I hope everyone had a fine Thanksgiving, with family and friends, as did all of us (27 people plus 7 dogs!). Great to see everyone on this annual event. But back to reality…

I’ve long been fascinated by the scale of time and my inability to get my arms around the concept. I suspect I’m not the only one.

What follows is a link to 70 images from 1939-1943 that depict life in parts of these United States. Given that I was born in 1941, they show what I think of as normal people living normal lives, as lived 70 plus years ago. The color and detail is wonderful.

For me, it’s a lifetime. But from the perspective of the cosmos, it’s less than the blink of an eye. Enjoy these images while you can.


Source of the idea: http://denverpost.slideshowpro.com/albums/001/496/album-125171/cache/color004.sJPG_950_2000_0_75_0_50_50.sJPG?1281011079