Granny's film
An internet friend sent a roll of 616 Verichrome to me last winter. Due to a number of number of circumstances, the film got lost for a while. The God of Lost Images guided me to it and I processed it last week.

The film was given to my friend about thirty one years ago, by his grandmother.

Here are some words from my friend.

 "
The cabin in frames 1 and 2 is very familiar. It was Granny's home-away-from-home in the 1950's and 60's. Beginning in the late 60's it was her primary home until October, 2001 when Granny went to live in a nursing home in Long Beach, CA. That's where she is now."
 
" In the photos you can see a white wooden bridge in the foreground. The camera was on that bridge when the picture was made. The bridge is about 50 to 70 feet long and spans a gully or ravine at the front of the property. The cabin is located in Perris, CA which is in Riverside county. These cabins were spaced about 1/8 to 1/4 mile apart. Now that space has been filled in with other homes and much of the wide open feeling is gone. There were no fences between properties, as you can see in the photos. But there are now."

















  Granny's sister "Frances"

 Granny today.

" Granny is L. Petra Melitar, but to many she is known as Miss Pete.  Even my father (her son) always called her
Miss Pete. This was confusing to me when I was a child!"

"She is 99 and on January 7, 2007, she will be 100 years old.  Granny's mother lived to be 114 ! She has outlived
 four husbands. The last one passed away in 1975 at age 77.  He'd spent 27 years in The Navy (Steward or Steward's Mate). He played in The Navy Band and even performed at a presidential inaugural."

"Granny is still with us and doing reasonably well. Arthritis seems to be her biggest problem. It confines her to a bed and she can hardly move due to severe pain. But she is one tough customer!"










Thumbs up, Miss Pete.