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Open the gate and walk through the old corn crib. Let you imagination take you back a couple of centuries, to a time without cell phones. They didn’t have any phones, TV, radios, electricity or inside toilets. They had luxuries like the old wagon out back. They had family and friends that helped out. Their kids grew up leaning how to “make do” instead of playing video games. At supper time they all ate together. School shootings were contest of marksmanship not killings. They had worries but not like we do. If the stock market crashed, it meant the roof fell in on the barn in town. The kids still worried about their shoes, not if they were a popular brand, but if they would have a pair come winter. When your daughter went out on a date, it meant some boy sat by her in church. They lived a rough hard life, but is ours really all that better……..image taken at the Tipton Place in Cades Cove, GSMNP


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  • simonesphotos
    simonesphotosover 5 years ago

    Ahh that was the life eh Gary?! Great image, love the lighting, shadows and treatment, nice work!

  • Tparker
    Tparkerover 5 years ago

    Great shot love the old stuff

  • DeaconBlues
    DeaconBluesover 5 years ago

    Love your photographs!

  • SandeElkins
    SandeElkinsover 5 years ago

    I adore old buildings and admire the old ways. We waste so much time these days and yet never seem to have a minute. They made every minute count in those days and I bet they enjoyed their hard lives a lot more than we do our easy ones.
    Beautiful work, Gary~as always!

  • EvaMcDermott
    EvaMcDermottover 5 years ago

    Wonderful monochrome Gary! Great detail and script!

  • jadeast
    jadeastover 5 years ago

    If you think not having a cell phone was rough try not having toilet paper!

  • Susan Bergstrom
    Susan Bergstromover 5 years ago

    Love these… such echo’s of the past…I will never complain about my mortgage again!!!

  • Maureen Bloesch
    Maureen Bloeschover 5 years ago

    what a lovely photo!

  • saseoche
    saseocheover 5 years ago

    Excellent work and lovely treatment……

  • Bev Woodman
    Bev Woodmanover 5 years ago

    I just love these old farm images – great shot.

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