True love and trees…

Thank you, merci, everyone who came on board my GoFundMe this week!

We’re moving towards the 1/3 mark and getting closer and closer to the filming dates…

Photo of newlyweds Mr. Charlie and Miss Margaret, on their first trip to see his parents in Grady County, GA, circa 1945. Sadly, they were not able to have children of their own, so they fostered my cousin Terry and me when our folks were having difficulties. The land, their animals and the hundreds of thousands of trees they planted together were their children and their life’s work.

From the collection of Dan Brinson with my thanks.

https://gofund.me/86ea6cc2

PS Charlie must have been about 28 in this picture, leaving the Navy, right before he started working on his High School equivalency in New York City. The following year he was accepted at MIT and graduated as a Civil Engineer in 1951. Not bad for a drop out from the Deep South.More to come…

Originally published at http://thankyouparis.wordpress.com on August 2, 2022.

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I’ve had several lives since coming to France: grad student, singer songwriter, writer and filmmaker, marriage and mothering….