Friday, March 25, 2011

Mitchem Seafood



These shots, taken a few weeks ago, are from the Horn Harbor area of the county.





The sights and smells of a dock or a work boat or the water are very evocative. 

At least to me.






I could have spent hours going over every piece of this structure with my camera but was content to be able to take these few shots from the driveway.




High school classmate Waterman JP took me down here and told me so much I had to start taking notes--furiously.  One of these days, if things ever slow down, I hope to videotape conversations with my fellow Mathewsonians, to record what they know about the county for posterity's sake.

In their own words.

And their own voice.





I'd begin with Mrs. Trusch and would then interview my parents and their friends; then my high school classmates and friends. There is so much valuable information just waiting to be recorded. It just takes time. Precious, precious time.

If you could record a conversation or interview with one person still alive and somehow connected to your life, who would it be and why?  

Have a great weekend.

11 comments:

Meg @ Soup Is Not A Finger Food said...

I think that's a great idea! I've been listening to podcasts of NPR's Radio Diaries to while away the miles on Metro and they are just riveting stories. Who would I interview, today? Probably my Aunt "Doll" - she's close to 80 and my mom's last remaining sister (they were a brood of 5). She's hilarious and remembers more things than my mom because she's 9 years older.

Grandma J said...

I'd love to listen to those interviews.

Deltaville Jamie said...

I guess I'd have to say I'd interview my dad and his sisters. But honestly, the people I'd rather videotape have already passed.

Mrs F with 4 said...

If I couldn't talk to my father and my grandparents (which, being dead, obviously would be awkward), then my Great Aunt Tomoose. She is my grandmother's sister, and lived with my grandparents since her husband was killed in the D-Day landings.

She is 91 years old, still lives by herself (and not as a mad cat lady); is as sharp as a pin; has a caustic wit; is the fount of knowledge for everything regarding my family, including all the black sheep - and doesn't hesitate to tell me any of it!

I speak to her every week, and I love her dearly.

Daryl said...

Oh this is something I am kicking myself over .. back in the early '90s my dad and his kid sister sat in the living room of my parents FLA condo and reminisced .. Toonman and I sat transfixed at the stories, the memories shared and when The Aunt (as she was lovingly called) asked for coffee the spell was broken and I realized all those stories should and could have been videotaped!

Our 'adopted' son Jos did that very thing, he sat with his grandmother and chatted while a friend handled the video camera .. while Toonman was helping him edit it I watched and its a treasure ..

YOU MUST FIND THE TIME!!!!!!!!!!

deborah said...

There are so many who have passed on that I wish I had at least written down their stories - especially my maternal grandmother and her little flock of friends:)
I am going to tape my mother before her form of Alzheimer's advances any further! Thanks for reminding us how precious those memories can be -

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

I know Horn Harbor well. I'll have to tell you about it sometime. Captain Wyatt Herbert...the greatest waterman of all time from Coles Point. I still miss him after all these years.
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Maria_NJ said...

I would like to interview Starr, my 6 year old boxer...You said living...
OK I know she doesn't talk, but maybe she would be able to tell me why she is so un-affectionate.

Seriously, I my mother in law Millie, a really lovely lady. And my cousin Joe, he is the oldest cousin still alive, he probably has some good tales to tell...

have a wonderful peaceful weekend..my work just gets started...

wv:grincin: I would be grincin from ear to ear if I did not have to work this weekend...

Bethie said...

Living? Jeesh those people are boring and I know too much about them already. ;)

Meg @ Soup Is Not A Finger Food said...

Mrs. F - DO IT!
You too, CBW.

Mental P Mama said...

I would interview my kids. If they would sit still.