The internet constantly amazes me. I suppose it can be used for good or evil, but this is Friday, so I’ll focus on only the good. That isn’t hard so hard to do, is it?
I enjoy having an encyclopedia at my fingertips, although I am sometimes overwhelmed at the massive amounts of information (and misinformation) that I find. I’m also floored when people contact me out of the blue about a subject. For the record, just because I posted a picture of the Oscar Mayer Weeniemobile, it doesn’t mean that I will rent it out to you for your prom.
Several weeks ago, a kind reader commented at a post I did about Kilgore, Texas. M.E. Hennarty said,
I have a picture of the Knight Studio, Kilgore, TX with the students in front of the building. I would like to forward it to someone. There are five rows of children and all are holding violins. I’d say the pictures was taken late ’20′s early ’30′s.
Thank you, M.E., for sending along that photo and the information. Here is the copy of the picture, but it loses a lot at 450 pixels wide. If you would like to see it in full size, I posted it at my Posterous account. Just click the picture to see it fill the screen.
My reader added a bit more information:
I found it among a number of pictures belonging to Dalton Sandifer who was my uncle by marriage.
If you come across this post and know more, please furnish the information. I’d love to be able to find the names of those “forgotten ancestors.” That might be another amazing thing that the internet can do.
Do y’all have anything good to say about the internet? Or, good about anything else, for that matter? I hope so. I hope that your day is going well and that you can be as optimistic as the other folks who join me in posting “good” now and then.
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