Old Plank Road in Shadow – 1962 – Sepia Saturday #80

Cousin Warren, Sister Pearl, Me and little cousin Blair

This photo was taken by my uncle Henry in 1962 at an old house we had in the country.  It was between Wixom and Milford Michigan and about 40 minutes or less from Detroit.  We had the old farm house and two acres, not including the impressive barn in the background. Maybe we were playing a trucated version of baseball. My cousin Warren seems to be coming in to touch base?  I seem to be hysterical.  Was small Blair in the game?

My Sepia Saturday tie in this week is not through the designated photo but through a fellow Sepia Saturday contributor who I got into a discussion with about racism in the USA today and in the past and somehow it came up that I have Canadian cousins and that one of them played football for the Eskimos until a recent achilles tendon injury.  TickleBear turned out to be a big football fan and when I mentioned my cousin and said he was now playing for the BC Lions and that his name was Kamau Peterson, he (Ticklebear) was quite thrilled.  I must admit that I’m not a sports fan of any kind and although I’ve kept up with my cousin’s growing family I have not really paid much attention to his football career. I had to go check his fb page and go to links to catch up. I knew he was doing well at it because that’s what we do, do well 😉 But I didn’t know the details.  Here is a photo of my well known Canadian Football playing cousin, Kamau Peterson.  He also has an awesome full back tattoo which you can see in progress here.  You can see other Sepia Saturday offerings here.

9 thoughts on “Old Plank Road in Shadow – 1962 – Sepia Saturday #80

  1. The lighting in that picture is amazing. You all seem to be in silhouette. I’m afraid I know nothing about football, but it’s always exciting when someone in the famiy is well-known.

  2. while the first pic is lovely, you've now stepped with the linked video into something else i'm addicted to: TATTOOS!! a good part of my body is tattooed and i did most of the designs myself. they may not be the best on the market, but they are my artwork, and i know their meaning, because each one represents something specific.
    Woman, you'll never stop surprising me!!

    and i'm still waiting for that pineapple and the postman in alaska…
    pretty sure you can come up with something.

  3. That first photo is sow wonderful with the lighting and the movement. It almost looks as if you're dancing – though I know you aren't.

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