This week on Sepia Saturday, two men are pictured along with an old truck with a rounded cab roof. We don't know what kind of cargo is in the bed of the truck, besides that man.
As I worked my way through more of my Mom's family pictures, I found a postcard with an old truck, and we can plainly see the cargo in this one ... the largest Rainbow Trout that I have ever laid eyes on!
|Deschutes Loch Leven from Bend, Ore. Where the fish are bigger than the Liars! Myrick Photo|
The Deschutes River is our main river here, and we have many lakes in Central Oregon that offer good fishing too. I just never knew that the fish ever got this big. Along with everything else, fishing seems to have been better in the good old days. You know that this picture is true, because they didn't have Photoshop back when this was taken. Besides, everything on the internet is true, right?
Of course, if you think that fish on the truck is big, you should check out how big the Oregon mountains are. This postcard below was sent to my Grandma T. (my Mom's mom) in April 1934. Grandma was 22 and not yet married at that time.
|#825 Oneonta Tunnel. Columbia River Highway Ore., c. Cross & Dinnity|
Just a note to let you know I finally hooked him, and we got married. We are having a swell honeymoon, and I like the place where we live fine. You ought to come and see us. There might be some men around here! I haven't seen any yet, but come up and look around, if you have time. How's everybody? Wish you would write and tell me some gossip, or something. I'm dying to hear some news.
Mrs. Elmer Lee Hill
Now, we will head on down to Northern California, to the Trees of Mystery. The Trees of Mystery are in the Redwood forest, and there are some toruisty spots that feature some of the most unusal ones.
|"The Upside Down Tree" Unusual Growth at Trees of Mystery Park - Redwood Highway. Zan 2272|
|"End of the Trail" Carved from a Giant Redwood. Trees of Mystery Park, Redwood Hwy, Calif. Zan 2281|
You could even drive your car through a few of the giant Redwood trees. These pictures were in The Letsom Letters Collection and were developed in August 1955:
This one is of the "Chandelier Tree" and was located in Underwood Park. Notice the bumper stickers wired on to the bumpers. At that time, this tree was 45' tall and 21' in diameter:
This picture was taken at the same spot, 5 years later. That's my Daddy, holding me up high:
|Ralph and Kathy|
Also at the Trees of Mystery park is a huge statue of Paul Bunyon and Babe the Blue Ox. That is my Mom and me on the fence below. I wonder if this roll of film just didn't get developed when the other one did, or if this was another trip to San Francisco to visit with Uncle Frank and Aunt Mardy. We look more bundled up than the one with Dad and me:
I hope that you enjoyed your visit! Make sure to come back next weekend (or before) for more Sepia Saturday fun.
~ Kathy M.
I just got an email from "Anyjazz" forwarding me this picture off of Joe Barrington's Fliker Page ... a modern day big fish tale:
|Source: "Fish Bitin' Today?"|
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|Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews|
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