Monday, July 6, 2009

The Lady With the Funeral Home Fan




My last trip to the Pepper Place Market, I passed this nice lady taking a little break from selling shelled peas and butter beans. It was HOT that morning and she was fanning with what looked like a towel.  I jokingly told here she needed a "funeral home fan".  The young man in the group photo below said he knew what I meant and ran to the truck and produced one.  It didn't come from a funeral home but it worked just fine.  She put it up when she saw my camera, but I sweet talked her into letting me get her photo. Voilá!  Thank you ma'am!!




25 comments:

Cafe Observer said...

Apparently word has gotten round town when Miss Virginia comes a clicking with her camera to cover up, lest you end up on TMZ or some blog!

Luv these old b & w's!

Nikki Beaumont said...

Having just reread To Kill a Mockingbird and Cold Sassy Tree, I have noticed several instances where the need for a funeral home was great in both the books and real life. So glad that they had one handy!

Kcalpesh said...

Lovely black & white portraits... Thanks for sharing the information!

Abe Lincoln said...

I thoroughly enjoyed this post and how friendly everyone is. The man on the left...I had to look at him two or three times to get it straight in my head that he wasn't holding up the FARM sign but had is hand and arm around the lady beside him. Still, it looks like somebody is pointing to the phone number with one finger. LOL

There are some pictures on my Abe Lincoln Blogs about different ways to take pictures too. I don't know if you saw them or not.

B SQUARED said...

Never heard that expression before.

Maya said...

Lovely! And, how nice of him to give her the fan!

altadenahiker said...

I used that term at a picnic this weekend, and then told the whooooole story.

This post put me in a very good mood.

Virginia said...

Merci to Judy from So. California who tipped me off to the typo in my title before Anonymous could come by and nail me again!HA It's fixed now.
V

CO,
You noticed before I did that on both blogs today, it looks like the subjects were avoiding my camera. Oh dear!!!

Thérèse said...

"Funeral home fan" I just learnt something.
Great pictures as always.

FireLight said...

I am going there on my next B'ham trip, no matter what! Love all those smiles!

FireLight said...

Hey, V. I just want you to know I am checking through all of A's comments. I am finding errors. There is even one on his/hers for July 4. For someone so concerned about God's feelings, why didn't A capitalize the second personal pronoun referencing Him? Tsk, tsk, tsk!
Good grief, "Cain't we jist all git alawng on here?"

alice said...

I've read To kill a Mocking Bird too but in French...
"Great POV" did you say? I don't understand...

Virginia said...

Firelight,
Let's just keep spreading the love!

ALice,
Sorry, POV means Point of View. We have a copy of Mockingbird in French as well!

Marie Reed said...

How wonderful! Her eyes smile and sparkle too!

Petrea said...

You did her justice, Miss Ginia.

marley said...

Great photos but I'm missing something. I am quite thick so you're going to have to explain a funeral home fan to me!

Ken Mac said...

you are the queen of the sweet talkers! An excellent I wish I possessed...

marley said...

Thanks for that, now it all makes sense. Looking again at the photo I can see the wooden stick.

Note to self - I must pay more attention to what I am looking at! What can I say, its almost bedtime here! Lol!

Bob Crowe said...

Must be a Southern tradition. Us Yankees would be more interested in a drink than a fan. But then you might like one of those, too.

Tom said...

I think the lady looks so sweet... and I had to laugh at Abe and the farm sign... I thought exactly the same..

Tom

Judy - So California said...

Virginia,

That sweet young man has been hanging on to that sign - if you look closly you can see that it's from October 2007 and there is one lady who has a "drink" - looks like "lemonade" - maybe. Great shots!

Babooshka said...

Ah I see now. Just struck me again about a white woman photographer, photographing a black woman and it not being about race riots, or feminism just two woman sharing a moment. Deep, I will paddle back to the shallow end.

chuck said...

I hate to be a spoil sport but that is not a true fan much less a funeral home fan!you have not seen the true south for one thing there was no sign of a stick from the bottom and the shape was wrong

chuck said...

okI had to super enlarge it to see the stick but she is not holding it by that I know details but I have see 50 or more held by the stick inside in a church!!!!just dont think you have shown me in your pics the true south!!!

Alice Jones said...

I love this portraits, it is so beautiful. The lady looks very lovely. I like your posting,it's so great. Her black & white portraits are so lovely..... pics are so great.