Father and Son Deja Vu

April 26, 2005

Back in April, our family was in Sheridan visiting Papaw (my dad). Aaron Job and I were trying out his new Sears lawnmower when I remembered a picture I had at home of me & my dad riding his dad's Sears lawnmower. I had Anita take this first picture, in almost the exact same position in which the second photo was taken over 30 years ago.

Circa 1973-74

Much has changed over the years...behind us is the neighbor's (Mr. Hughes) yard...his huge oak in the background is gone, the little white shed was replaced by the larger shed...and that tall metal shop in the very back was destroyed in an explosion not many years after the photo was taken. I still vaguely remember the fire. And if you're a gardener, you'll notice that Mr. Hughes is still growing winter onions in his garden!

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