I just got back from visiting family in Baltimore and took a much needed day of rest yesterday. I was coming down with a cold, but a day of napping and several cups of tea later I am feeling right as rain. The human body is an incredibly resilient thing.
Neil and I exchanged some gifts when we both returned from our respective hometowns. I gave him some old cameras that my Granddad George used to take pictures with. You can still get film for them! He gave me a heavy duty meat grinder and Jackson Landers’ The Beginner’s Guide to Hunting Deer for Food. My boyfriend really knows what I like!
While I was in Maryland I took the opportunity to look through some of the pictures my mother had on hand, many of which were taken by my Granddad. Some of my favorites shots are the ones taken during his yearly hunting trips.
Here’s an assortment of some of my favorites:
(Granddad proudly posing with a young buck he bagged.)
(The men would skin and butcher their kills on the front porch. They would freeze some and make potted venison out of much of the rest, cooking and preserving it in Ball jars)
(Is it just me, or is this photo kinda gangsta? George and an unknown friend after a rabbit hunt.)
(Granddad and my Uncle Johnny outside of Lynchburg.)
Sorry for the quality of the pictures, there was no scanner present. I thought they were good enough to share even still. I’ll be posting some other old family photos in the New Year once I catch up on some long overdue writing. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy and if you have any awesome old hunting photos of your family, feel free to share them on my Facebook page!