Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!

Old yearbooks are great sources for vintage pictures.  The pictures in this mini-collage are from the 1920's.  I'm sure his guy was just a gem and I felt funny giving him the devil's horns.  And maybe the lady was rather bitchy.  Who can know? 

I think this is why I have mixed feelings about using real photos of people I don't know.  On one hand, it's fun to tell a story of my own.  But, on the other hand, I don't like turning real people (yes, I know they're dead now) into something that they were not.  Any thoughts on this?


I have three trick or treaters going out into the night this evening.  The weather forecast is for rain.  Nothing like a bit of rain to kill a good evening of candy grabbing.  I hope it isn't too wet and they can forage for the entire allowable time.  I have a selfish reason for this:  I get all the candy that they don't like.  I know, it's usually only the Almond Joy and Mounds bars, but I'll take what I can get!



Alice said...

Hi Lorrie,
I guess I wonder about using old photos too, but once a picture is out in the wide blue yonder, it's fair game. Especially if it's that old. I can't recall who wrote this but they felt less guilty since they were giving old forgotten folks a new life. - Alice

Lorrie Grainger Abdo said...

It's true that forgotten folks get a new life. This is the part I like. But, am I honoring them in a way that they would like to be honored? My jury is still out on this. Thanks for your insight, Alice.

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