After being submerged with the ancestors, I'm coming up for air...I finished the genealogies and set up the Picasa Web Albums for old family photos. Still some work left, but the major part is in place.
So this photo tickled me. My grandparents took a trip to Texas in 1943. They saved up ration tickets to exchange them for gas coupons and drove south in December (good choice considering the blistering cold in northern Minnesota). So here's my grandmother picking grapefruits...with her mink-trimmed coat.
Why is this interesting to me? Because history repeats itself--two days ago I was picking grapefruits for market and mine looked every bit as good...but I hardly had a mink-trimmed coat!