Learning to See
From the 1978 book by Mark and Dan Jury called "Gramp." I don't own this book yet, but I'm working on it. The book tells the story of the death of an 81 year old retired coal miner as told and seen through the eyes of his grandsons over a three year period. The thing I find so touching in this photograph is the look the young man is sharing with his grandfather. It's one thing to care physically for an elderly grandparent. But, relating to the people in our care can be challenging sometimes…
The "lovely" Primwaddle Twins, Mort and Harvey, circa 1929. Their mother, Discordia's husband left after seeing the homely pair. Embittered to men, left alone to raise boys, she insisted they were girls, and got away with it home-schooling them for 17 years; until Mort learned otherwise. The teenagers murdered her in her sleep, strangled in chiffon, here eyes gouged out and replaced with doll eyes.
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