January continues apace. It was 9º this morning and 14º as I type.
The archives are summoned again. This time I'm using black and white photos from the 40's and 50's. These are more than 60 years old, but like all good black and white photos, still pretty clear.
The first one. On the back of the print it says," The Sun. Buddy was babtized [sic] Aug 1946. " And in pencil, "I have the negative so you can keep this." I think that I know all the principals, although one man is obscured. I'm guessing Al Hoffman. Leona is probably the photographer. It may have been taken at Nils Olai and Jacobine's place on county U.
I think this was taken in 1952. I think I know all the people in the photo. Taken at Dick's ranch by Yellow River. The puppy for scale.
This one says "1953", and only that on the back. I think that is the latest of the three and I am not sure that I can recognize everyone pictured. It, too, was taken at Dick's ranch.
So the challenge is to identify all the characters.
I had a walk around the neighborhood this afternoon with the intention of getting a photo of the cold. Cold just looks boring. Besides, my fingers were cold and the wind was cold enough to sting. The weather beasts are predicting sub-zero wind chills for tomorrow morning. Does the term "polar vortex" sound familiar?