West Texas Cotton

This week's theme is "work". 
This photo was taken by my aunt or uncle while they were working the fields in west Texas. 


26 comments:

  1. This photo says so much. So much...

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  2. Life has sure changed - the kids don't work like that today - of course neither did I. sandie

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  3. there is no doubt that that was some hard work...

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  4. Oh My Goodness... That had to have been VERY hot and hard work... What a neat photo to have.. Thanks, Terri.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  5. Looks like a scene out of "Places in the Heart."

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  6. In the cotton fields?! HARD BACK BREAKING WORK, from what I understand! Definitely fits the work category! =0

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  7. Look at all that cotton ahead of her. What a long hard day that must've been.

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  8. The interesting thing about all the posts this week which deal with work is the reminder they give us all that behind every familiar object there is a great deal of work.

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  9. I like old photographs. and I agree with Sandie, life sure has changed a lot! Have a lovely day!

    Eva

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  10. Do we know who that little lady is? She's looking a bit wary. What a hard job that must have been. Lovely picture Terri.

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  11. That must have been hard, back-breaking work. Terrific photo!

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  12. I agree with Vee. What a daunting task ahead. Poor little thing.
    Nancy

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  13. Cotton picking must be some of the hardest work.

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  14. My back is hurting just looking at that field. Once as teen I picked beans and it was really hard work.

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  15. Bless her heart - she must have been so tired! My grandmother lived on a farm in the 1920s and has told me what hard work it was to pick cotton. She said her fingers would get so sore. I can't imagine how exhausting it must have been, especially for children. Great picture!

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  16. Great photo--but as the other commenters are saying, a lot of work, and hot work at that.

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  17. What a contrast between your little cotton picker and the 'tractor' on the Backward B Ranch.
    Hard times indeed.

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  18. I bet she was glad to get to sit down for a few minutes for the photo. I grew up on a farm and we had spells of fairly intensive work in the holidays. By the way, Katie is very cute :-) Jo

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  19. It's a great photo, but of course so sad to see a child doing that kind of work.

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  20. Oh, picking cotton. Such a very nasty job. The heat, the bending over, and the pricking of the fingers.

    I remember stopping at a cotton field as a child just to pick a piece of cotton and was surprised how prickly the plant was. I kept that piece of cotton for years with the seeds still in it. Have no idea when I lost it.

    Wonderful shot.

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  21. That looks like such hard work to me.

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  22. I can't imagine that any of us could handle the type of labor that was required, say, 60-70 years ago to get through life. Awesome photo!

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  23. wow look at all that cotton...stretching for as far as the eye can see...

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  24. Now there's something I don't see everyday. Very evocative!!
    :)~
    HUGZ

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  25. Beautiful and heartbreaking photo.

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