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"The Injuries of Time and Weather"

"The Injuries of Time and Weather" introduction .............................. by Tom Rankin "My memory of that tree, the feeder, and Charlie Johanboeke are now dominated -- even maybe controlled -- by a small snapshot photograph. Not that I couldn't recall it all without the photograph -- I can, for instance, still see him in my mind's eye getting out of his car in his long dark overcoat and hat, carrying the bird feeder on the day he brought it to our house -- but I know that memory and those times mostly through the portal of this one flawed photograph." Photograph by Tom Rankin. hen I was a child I would take "forced" naps at my grandmother's house on a daybed in a room on her second floor. Photographs covered the entire wall above me while I slept, and I well remember waking to first sight of unknown relatives, some in casual attire and others in more formal studio poses, parading across the wall in assorted sizes and frames. Most of the faces were unknown to me, appearing as wayfaring strangers in a family collection, unfamiliar in any way except that I'd seen the wall many times before. I knew the photographs but nothing of http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Southern Cultures University of North Carolina Press

"The Injuries of Time and Weather"

Southern Cultures , Volume 13 (2) – Jun 19, 2007

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introduction .............................. by Tom Rankin "My memory of that tree, the feeder, and Charlie Johanboeke are now dominated -- even maybe controlled -- by a small snapshot photograph. Not that I couldn't recall it all without the photograph -- I can, for instance, still see him in my mind's eye getting out of his car in his long dark overcoat and hat, carrying the bird feeder on the day he brought it to our house -- but I know that memory and those times mostly through the portal of this one flawed photograph." Photograph by Tom Rankin. hen I was a child I would take "forced" naps at my grandmother's house on a daybed in a room on her second floor. Photographs covered the entire wall above me while I slept, and I well remember waking to first sight of unknown relatives, some in casual attire and others in more formal studio poses, parading across the wall in assorted sizes and frames. Most of the faces were unknown to me, appearing as wayfaring strangers in a family collection, unfamiliar in any way except that I'd seen the wall many times before. I knew the photographs but nothing of

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Southern CulturesUniversity of North Carolina Press

Published: Jun 19, 2007

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