Showing you Oregon,one post at a time. Did you know that I post the links of many of my stories and articles on the sidebar? When you have extra time, please scroll down to see more. At the bottom of this page there are links to many other blogs that I enjoy.

Hello, Friends! Thank you so much for stopping by. I really hope that you will enjoy your visit. I had to adjust my comment settings recently due to daily spam, so I am not currently accepting comments from anonymous people. Please email me at: if you are unable to leave a comment on here. Also, I write back through email when I can. Thank you!

My words and photographs are copyrighted, and may not be used without permission.

~ Kathy

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Rural Store Near Summers, Arkansas:

I couldn't help but to add a second Sepia Saturday post this week.  Right now, I seem to be posting up a storm...the ideas are flowing once again.  This one an easy read though:

My Dad, Ralph, is the little tow-headed guy in the middle.  These kids are standing in front of a rural store.  At the time this picture was taken, my Grandparents, Delmer and Agnes Summers Johnson, along with Dad, were living in Summers, Arkansas.  This photo was taken around 1939.

So, there you are, my friends.  If you enjoyed this story, please visit my Sepia Saturday friends by "CLICKING HERE" to find other neat photos and stories. To read more about my family and other stories featuring old photos, memories and more, please look for this picture of me and my dad on the left-hand sidebar to read whatever else catches your fancy.  Thanks so much for visiting! 
~ Kathy M.

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

Check us out on Facebook!

At Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy, if you miss a day, you miss a lot!  All material on this post is copyrighted and not for use without my permission ...Please click here to go to my home page and see what is happening in Mayberry today.
 Protected by Copyscape Duplicate Content Check


The Pink Geranium or Jan's Place said...

Kathy, this is a wonderful picture. It is amazing of the lives our family before us lived, and when we can see it in their old photos.



Oh I love, love vintage pics and this are great! Yeah, more or less all families lived like this..great post! Thank you for your lovely visit. My hubs owned a ceramic co. for 30 years, he sold it four years ago, we don't have it at present. Hugs,

Linda Reeder said...

That's a great photo. It's amazing to see where people came from and how it contrasts to today.

Karen said...

What a great family photo! Thank you for sharing.

Peter said...

General stores seem to attract dogs. And the Coca Cola ads look the same thru the years. Nice picture!

Wendy said...

That is one rough'n'tumble store, but also it's a great look into the lives of your family.

Teresa Coltrin said...

Great post. I really like old photos. Although, I love how my parents look today, I really enjoy seeing photos of them in their prime.

Bob Scotney said...

Hopefully it is the family dog that just managed to get into the shot.

tony said...

It Looks A Really Hot Day In Your Photo.The "Drink" sign seem appropriate! The wee child seem about to speed off for a drink of soda meThinks!

Nancy McCarroll said...

What a fun blog you have! I 'm going to poke around here a bit more to see more black and white or sepia photos!

barbara and nancy said...

What cute kids and a cute pup, too. Your dad was so cute. A wonderful photo.

Brett Payne said...

Absolutely full of character, that photo is!

Hazel Ceej said...

Cute kiddos. But your Dad was cutest. I'd love to play with that dog near the sacks of ... no idea.... Fun post this was.

Little Nell said...

Thanks again Kathy for sharing a picture full of character(s).

ScotSue said...

A lovey photograph so evocative of the era.

viridian said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog - I appreciate every visit.

Prenter said...

Old, vintage family photos are always beautiful. So many things to discover. Your dad looks cute! The two people sitting in the doorway, are they your grandparents?

imagespast said...

Great picture - the little one to the right of your Dad doesn't look to happy about her cuddle though :-) Jo

Helen Bauch McHargue said...

Wonderful photo. I love the grouping of the children. Your Dad is adorable.

Alan Burnett said...

Another great photograph. And that's the nice thing about blogging - when the ideas and inspiration flows you can post as much as you like, and when the stream slows you can go with the flow.

Kathy Morales said...

I think that is a Dr. Pepper sign. I went to college in Waco, Tx., home of Dr. Pepper. I guess the drink made it to Arkansas by 1939. I love these old pictures!

Karen S. said...

What a bunch of complete together here! Great photo, I'd have to post it too. I just now completed, I believe stopping by everyone's post! Wow- that's a lot- I think it was 49! Amazing turn out! We had family over all day yesterday (Sunday) so I wasn't able to finish commenting until now!

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Your dad was a cutie pie!


Great gathering!!

No Copying!

Are you looking for info about Tyler Matthews?

Check this stuff out below:

The 2012 Army All-American Day Event

2012 Army All American Game Video

Photo Source: Nike "The Opening Brochure" Pages 2 and 3
During the week of July 5-9, 2011, Cary and I were privileged to attend "The Opening", watching quarterback grandson Tyler Matthews (#43 the first day, and #15 on game days) play with 150 of the best high school football players in the United States. The event was held at Nike World Headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon. I hope that you enjoy the pictures ... some are better photos than others, but I tried to capture as many kids as I could.

There are approximately 500 photos in these slide shows. They are of the players, the fans, our family and everybody/everything that caught my eye. They are in chronological order. No names are on the pictures, even if I do know who people were.

As time permits, I will also be writing blog posts about my experience as a spectator. Since I still have a lot to learn about football and this is not a sports blog, I'll write some human interest stories as seen through my eyes. That said, Tyler Matthews, YOU ROCK!!!!


"Oregon Bloggers"

"Sepia Saturday, Postcard and Stamp Blogs"

"Writing and Poetry Blogs":