Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Looking Back & Something Amazing

A look at the Past
I thought you might like to see what an old grocery store looked like in Knoxville, Tenn- essee. This picture was taken around 1932. The man writing on the pad is my Dad's uncle, A.E. White. He is taking the lady's grocery order. The groceries will be delivered to her home later in the day. A.E. owned and operated this store.

My Dad, Ray White, is in the background showing a woman a product. He was around 19 years old. His brother, Ralph, is talking to a man wearing a hat. Look around the store. I saw what looks like some country hams hanging up, and large bags of goods, probably flour, cornmeal and/or sugar. There's some boxes of Gold Dust on the top shelf. I think that was a detergent. I didn't see any grocery carts or a place to scan credit cards! Ha! (You can click on the picture for a larger view)

The Living Camera
This video is absolutely amazing. His name is Stephen Wiltshire. His nickname is the Living Camera. In this video he takes a short helicopter ride over Rome, Italy. Then he draws a panoramic drawing of what he saw. The detail of this is absolutely amazing. When I saw it I asked myself, "How could he do this?". The capability of the human mind in this case looks impossible.

Quotes of the Day

You know everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.
~Will Rogers

Stupid is forever, ignorance can be fixed.
~Don Wood

Joke of the Day

An elderly gentleman had serious hearing problems for a number of years. He went to the doctor and the doctor was able to have him fitted for a set of hearing aids that allowed the gentleman to hear 100%.

The elderly gentleman went back in a month to the doctor and the doctor said, "Your hearing is perfect. Your family must be really pleased that you can hear again."

To which the gentleman said, "Oh, I haven't told my family yet. I just sit around and listen to the conversations. I've changed my will three times!"

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Mandy said...

I love the old photo with Grandpa and his family. It is so interesting to see things from long ago.

Love you

Linda said...

The photo of the store is great, looks like one I've seen in Reminice magazine, has it been submitted? The movie of the Amazing Human photo is great! He is amazing indeed.

Bethany said...

How very neat!
Do we have any other photos of Grandpa from that time?