Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Winter Memories

Today I'm going to post an old photo from Pendleton County. The photo comes courtesy of my cousin Darlene Wilton (we're cousins several different ways), and this photo is one of my absolute favorites. I think the photo just says so much on so many levels. It says "Welcome Home", it says "Remember", it says "Refuge", it says "Family", it says "Winter".

The two men in the photo are relatives of mine. As I understand it, the man leaning on the fence is Clint Thompson, the other fellow with the squirrel on his chest is Clinton Bennett. Clinton Bennett was Darlene's (who shared the photo with me) grandfather. The photo was taken near Spruce Knob, the highest point in West Virginia.

What does this photo say to you?

Photo courtesy of Darlene Wilton

5 comments:

Janet, said...

I think it says "friends on a cold winter's day".

Granny Sue said...

It says the weather warmed up a little that day to allow the men to hang out outside with light jackets on. Also that the one with the squirrel probably had been feeding and taming the little guy. Larry's dad used to do that with wild animals. One other thing--it says time. They had time to hang ou, enjoy the little squirrel and the day.

tipper said...

Matthew to me it says:

Home
Come in and warm
Drink a cup of coffee
Stay on a while


Truly and outstanding photo-I can see why it's your favorite.

Shirley Stewart Burns, Ph.D. said...

It says, "It has warmed up enough to get out of the house for a moment and to enjoy each other's company."

The Tile Lady said...

I think it says sharing and friendship. It's a great photo!