June 17, 2006

Dirty Family Secrets

Pinky's Great-Aunt Tisby was such a mover and wiggler that no picture of her ever clearly showed her. Even her funeral photo was blurred to abstraction. She is shown here in the fourth of July Parade in Big Spring, Texas in 1942 after winning West Texas Gardener of the Year. Every night at 3 AM she dusted all her plants and flowers to get the West Texas sand off her garden charges. By moonlight she looked like a jittery ghost moving among peonies.