Tuesday, November 1, 2011

The Epworth League Album 19, By the Sea

In my imagination this lady and her family got on a train in Iowa or Missouri, and travelled west over higher mountains than they could ever envision. They got to southern California, set up their new home and then one weekend, put on their best clothes, got on the street car and went to see the Pacific, and they were awed. I grew up in the age of photography, movies and television and knew what to expect when I saw the Pacific Ocean for the first time. I wasn't awed, and that's a terrible thing.

1 comment:

  1. I love how some of these old hats almost look like salads on their heads.

    Yes, a streetcar ride to the beach, or the shore as someone from the East would say.