Thursday, November 19, 2009

Eat Your Heart Out, Ansel Adams

Last week Don Nance sent this website that beautiful picture he took in Alaska, and today Warren Sparrow contributed a couple of snapshots fresh from his attic.

I'm hoping this is the beginning of a trend!

That's your next assignment, class: send us a few snapshots that mean something to you, and share them with us.
I'll bet there are enough old photographs out there to keep this site lit up for a long time. (It's logging about 75 "hits" a week now. That's pretty good.)

 Warren writes.......

"After looking at the website tonight I thought I should say hello and say thank you for keeping us together. If you are looking for art, here are some pictures from our archives.

The first attachment is a photo of a destroyer coming up for refueling. I am not sure of the year it was taken. It was probably 1958.

The second one I know was taken in 1958. It is one of the Intrepid, now a museum in New York. I was on the USS Canberra at the time. It was a summer cruise when I met Juan Carlos who is now King of Spain. At the time he was a midshipman in the Spanish Naval Academy. I was a midshipman in Duke NROTC, having completed my junior year.

The third one is from inside the Soviet pavillion at the 1958 Worlds Fair. Look closely and you might see Sputnik.

By the way, I watched Duke beat the Charlotte College Owls last night. As far as I am concerned, they will always be the CC Owls. How dare them. Why would you change your name from Owls to Forty-Niners just because you moved to a campus off NC Highway 49? They need to remember their roots. Hoot. Hoot".

(Don't forget to CLICK on each picture to ENLARGE.  -Ed)