Just a thought for those of us who have now or have had a crazy person in our lives.
I love living in a small town. I called in some prescriptions to be refilled and when I went to the pharmacy, one of the pharmacists looked at me and said, "Two for Amott?" That is service.
Last week we saw a Mormon at Costco. I know this does not seem strange to a lot of you, however, we live in Minnesota. Costco is NOT the hangout, besides church, for Mormons. We kept seeing this mom with her two kids around the store and then we were buying pizza and she was feeding her kids hot dogs. Kelly and I started talking about our budget. I noticed the garment line through her shirt and saw the garment sleeve thing...you know, where the sleeves are a little bunched up at the shirt's shoulder? I leaned over and asked if she was Mormon. She laughed and said she wanted to ask us the same thing because we looked so different from the other people in Costco. "You are just a happy family with a look about you." Little does she know how strange we are. We found out we are in the same Stake.
Apparently, tattoos are really in for older women. Lots of them in MN have ankle, foot, calf and arm tattoos. I think I am okay with my birthmark as the only think I have on my arm.
I saw this picture and think it is a beautiful, yet sad remembrance.
From the article: A haunting 150-year-old photo found in a North Carolina attic shows a young black child named John, barefoot and wearing ragged clothes, perched on a barrel next to another unidentified young boy.
Art historians believe it's an extremely rare Civil War-era photograph of children who were either slaves at the time or recently emancipated.
The photo, which may have been taken in the early 1860s, was a testament to a dark part of American history, said Will Stapp, a photographic historian and founding curator of the National Portrait Gallery's photographs department at the Smithsonian Institution.
"It's a very difficult and poignant piece of American history," he said. "What you are looking at when you look at this photo are two boys who were victims of that history."
In April, the photo was found at a moving sale in Charlotte, accompanied by a document detailing the sale of John for $1,150, not a small sum in 1854.