Sunday, April 28, 2013

Back in Time

I'm not sure why, but I've been flipping back through old picture albums these last few days. Picture albums have become like Eight-Track tape players, and buggy whips. Most of the photos are taken these days with digital cameras, phones, and other devices. The photographs are viewed on various electronic devices.
I must say having pictures of our friends, family, dogs, and the other things we love, on our phones is handy. When we're visiting with friends and the conversation turns to that picture of us all floating down the river on that old pontoon boat, it's nice to be able to whip out my iPhone and share it once again. I've done it many times.
But like books and newspapers, there's something comforting about flipping through old picture albums.
Like I said earlier, I got the urge to step back in time so when the coffee maker beeped this morning letting me know the java was ready, I poured a steaming cup, put on some early morning classical music, and headed to the bookcase where we keep the albums so that I could wander through the time of our lives.
When I pulled one from the shelf, and flipped it open, a little puff of dust drifted up my nose and I sneezed.
I quickly got a dust rag and dusted it off before proceeding.
I'll be posting some of the photographs from time to time, but I'll post one picture of us in front of Sun Studio in Memphis. It's where many say Rock and Roll was born when Jackie Brenston and his Delta Cats' recorded "Rocket 88" in 1951. Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and many more icons in music got their start there.
We'd gone to Helena, Arkansas to perform at one of the local stores there and visit with our good friend Tommy Wilson.
We decided to take the opportunity to do a short tour of the city. Obviously no visit is complete without visiting Graceland, and Sun Recording Studio.
Stay tuned to see where our photo albums take us.

P.S. to see an old photograph of Jilda's Seventeen Magazine photograph (1971) visit our Facebook page and LIKE it if you're so inclined.


  1. I love looking at old photos..sometimes it's hard to believe how much time has passed...almost like it was another life! Love the pic in cute she was and still is!

  2. P.S....I almost forgot, I thought maybe Jilda was standing with Magnum P.I. in that old photo!

  3. I love photos, but the old b&w ones are my favorites, it's like looking in on past lives. So rock was born in Memphis Who'd have thunk it! Looking forward to more b&w from you :)

  4. I love flipping through old photos, it is handy to have our pictures on our phones but nothing beats having the real ones to sift through;)

  5. Oh what!??! Look at you! Look at Jilda! She's gorgeous!! And you do not look like you! Who is that man with Jilda!??! LOL!! Look at your pics on facebook!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I MISS photo albums! These days it's all a palaver just getting good ol photographs made from my little digital scan disks because of how many hundreds of pics the disks hold and I'm made to choose which ones I'd like... in the good ol days, I take a film of 24 or 32 and have that done, no problemo. Sigh.

    Take care

  6. I love old photos and the memories!

  7. You are so well versed where music groups are concerned.
    Except for the big guys I hardly know any of these groups but sometimes when we drive through the Prairies, they always play country and I just love it.

  8. Old photos are precious.


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