The Sepia Saturday prompt this week has some young boys playing in the sand! What an image! It's a photograph from the collection of the State Library of New South Wales which was taken in the 1940s. It features parts of both Billy and Graham Green. Go over to Sepia Saturday to see what other bloggers might have come up with for this meme...scroll to the bottom where our names give links to our blogs!
Sadly I never met my Uncle Elmore, who was a child in Galveston.
Elmore Rogers, born in 1906. He died from drowning in 1916. Elmore was my father's oldest brother, who he knew only until his second birthday because Dad was born in 1914. I had included here a copy of his death certificate, but withdrew it from this post, because I wanted to honor a 10 year old boy who was loved and missed by my family...and never talked about.
If people lived in Galveston, there was the Gulf of Mexico, and the bay always around. Drownings probably happened frequently when children didn't watch closely how their play and the force of the Gulf of Mexico were merging with each other.
My granddaughter plays along the Florida beaches on the Gulf of Mexico, which is usually quite tame. (Those are someone's toes being carefully buried in the sand!)
Just because you are happy it does not mean that the day is perfect but that you have looked beyond its imperfections.