This is a scan of the original photo, found in a box from my mother’s house. It’s from my fourth birthday, fifty-three years ago. This is my attempt to recover the image using Photoshop or Lightroom. I thought I did a reasonably good job. This is from a scan I did several years ago from … Continue reading Why Hang on to Negatives?
After Delilah’s mother, Persephone, was murdered, Delilah was taken in by her great-aunt, Wanda. She never formally adopted Delilah, but was named her guardian, with control over her niece’s affairs until Delilah turned twenty-one, graduated college, or married. Delilah knew Wanda as her “little Aunt”, which is what Persephone always called her. She was actually … Continue reading Delilah & Wanda
Copyright 2011, G. M. Lupo Delilah and Persephone had been living in the household of Martin “Mac” Crawford for not quite eighteen months. His violence toward Persephone had escalated to several beatings a week, always in a drunken rage, and quite a bit of verbal abuse directed at Delilah. One evening, she was working on … Continue reading Delilah & Mac
Leah Walker has been seeing Mitchell Kendrick on a casual basis since the middle of their sophomore year at Pace. She likes him, but mainly connects on an intellectual level, and not a physical one. This hasn’t been for want of trying on Mitchell’s part, and he’s always inviting Leah over when he’s certain his … Continue reading Leah’s Assault
Talmadge Eugene and Emily Mae (Stribling) Lupo, around 1991. Emily Mae Stribling from her trip to Florida in 1952, age 22-23. Talmadge Eugene Lupo, age 28, taken by my mother on their trip to visit his family in 1961. My parents’ wedding 18 August 1961.
Copyright 2011, G. M. Lupo There’s a tradition, particularly in the South, of claiming an ancestor was “full-blooded Cherokee” and for most, it’s just a charming family myth. In Delilah Barber’s case, however, it was true. Her mother’s mother was born into a tribe in North Carolina and came to Georgia with her non-Native-American husband … Continue reading Delilah Barber
Rosalind Duchard sits in the office of her brother-in-law, Marcel. She’s come to solicit a favor from him, but as she outlines it for him, he starts shaking his head. “Rosie, you know I’m not that kind of lawyer. I do real estate. I don’t handle custody cases.” “Don’t worry about it, Marcel. It just … Continue reading Worthy, Rosalind and Marcel
Rachel Lawson walks through the main terminal at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, looking for a familiar face. She received a call from a colleague, Rhiannon Worthy, a few days ago, looking for a caregiver to assist her sister Rosalind, who’s dealing with end stage cancer. Rosalind has a teenaged daughter and Rhiannon stated a preference for … Continue reading Worthy Pursuit, Rachel Lawson