Sunday, April 29, 2012
Who is she? I don't know. Or rather, I don't remember. When we had the Gold Hill Historical Society copy this photo, they also photocopied the back, on which were handwritten notes naming most of the people.
Logically, I would have inserted those notes into the frame behind the photo, but when I took the photo out of the frame the notes were not there, so I must have put the notes in a drawer, and from the drawer into a box, the box to the basement, and there in the basement are thirty boxes filled with scraps of paper, and none of it in any sense organized. My filing system has always been this way — a file is a pile, except oriented vertically.
The names of the people, in other words, have been misplaced. The people themselves, on the other hand, are gone forever.