Since I could not do anything online the last couple of days while Gustov hovered over Mississippi and Louisiana, I browsed through some photos Gordon and I have taken in the last almost five years while traveling to make speeches across Mississippi.
Our photos are divided into computer folders by month on an external hard drive, so I just have to make a little time to browse through those many folders. I have been surprised how saving the digital photos we take each month in a folder named for that month/year has been a wonderful way to chronicle our marriage.
It is a vast improvement over boxes of slides and snapshots, most of which are not identified nor dated. Still, Gordon scans on, and we make steady, if small, progress in the pile of family photos for each of us.
Folks who lose their family photos to fire, flood, tornado, hurricane, etc., say the photos are what they miss the most in the years after they have rebuilt their lives. We'll be doing some redundant back up to multiple external hard drives...maybe put one in a lock box.
(If you know the name of the artist of the last catfish pictured, please let me know. I wanted to stop for a close-up shot, but VROOM-VROOM was in a hurry. I tried to zoom in on the picture to read the identification plate, but my photoshop skills are not advanced enough.)
I'm pretty sure I have photographed more Belzoni Catfish in subsequent visits. I'll find them as I have time and will share them with you here in the future!