September the 11th in New York City is always a time to reflect and ponder, indeed it is wherever you are in the world. I will still see news clips here and there but I have never actively gone out of my way to watch any footage of the events since the week that it happened. Why would I, I watched the towers fall in person.
As with most people I can remember the events of that day clearly. My late brother calling me to tell me what was happening as I lay in bed reading a book, standing in the street with half the neighborhood as mothers ran to get their children and fighter jets flew overhead, the white cloud that hung over New York for the week afterwards. What I most remember though is watching everyday folk on TV searching for their loved ones in the days that followed, it was heartbreaking. A friend of mine was a police officer at the time and he worked at Ground Zero from the day it happened until six months later, he is now a vegetarian chef and this week he wrote about his memories. If you are interested in reading about the humanity that some people showed to those working at Ground Zero it is worth reading HIS ARTICLE.
My Sunday candid this week is from Plattville, CO in 1947 and features the play Damsels in Distress. This isn’t the best photo out there, but it is a part of the history of stage spankings so it has to be included at some point.
This will be added to my VARIOUS SCHOOL PLAYS folder where you will find the rest of the spanking photos from this play.