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The Bicycle Club by MMerritt

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An old photo of my uncle and his friends. My uncle was about 8 years old, and is 2nd from the right. The picture was taken in central New York State.

My uncle writes:
“Summer… A day warm enough to leave shirts at home. A day for bicycles — and friends — and Moms, or Sisters of friends, to help with lunches if needed… Hey, we all made it through our school year and are finally together now as “The Bicycle Club” we had dreamed of, so who can stop us now!"

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  • Lam Tran
    Lam Tranover 6 years ago

    Excellent quality image! Lovely tone and lighting, well framing!!!!

  • MMerritt
    MMerrittover 6 years ago

    Thanks Lam, but most of the thanks go to the unknown photographer… one of my relatives, most likely. This photo was taken in the 1940s. (BTW, one of the Challenge Café hosts said it was OK to enter a photo like this.)

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezover 6 years ago

    Lovely find. I love old photographs which hark back to a gentler age when it was OK for kids to play …

  • redqueenself
    redqueenselfalmost 6 years ago

    This photo looks like something out Robert McCammon’s “Boy’s Life” a great fantasy/nostalgia/coming of age in the South book.

  • Thanks redqueenself, and thanks for favoriting this!

    – MMerritt

  • Karen  Helgesen
    Karen Helgesenover 5 years ago

    Saw this when voting in the “Meeting Has Now Begun Challenge” and fell instantly in love with it! One of my all time favorites on RB!

  • Thank you very much Karen!

    – MMerritt

  • Amy E. McCormick
    Amy E. McCormickover 5 years ago

    Great Shot!!! – Amy (Congrats on your top 10 finish)

  • Thank you Amy!

    – MMerritt

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