Going Back in Time in Rural Georgia



Since I was a child I’ve heard the song Over the River and Through the Wood. It’s an odd Thanksgiving song for someone who grew up and lives in temperate Georgia. I’ve never seen a horse-drawn sleigh. I’m as likely to wear shorts as mittens. I only have a vague recollection of one of my grandmothers. So what might a young boy have seen on a trip to grandmother’s house in Georgia fifty years ago?



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All photos were made in and around Newborn and Broughton, Georgia, and are © 2014 Doug Hall. They cannot be used without permission.

7 Responses to Going Back in Time in Rural Georgia

  1. Jeri H Dies November 27, 2014 at 4:05 pm #

    Great photographic album, Doug. I grew up in Oklahoma and it can get rather cold with a few snowflakes possible around Thanksgiving. I am glad to be in the mild winters of Georgia now. You’ve inspired me to get my Sony SLR out and do some picture taking. Hope you’re having a good holiday.

  2. John Robins November 27, 2014 at 4:19 pm #

    Beautifully evocative photographs, Doug. You have an amazing ability to capture the essence of beauty in the most mundane of objects.

  3. EG Kight November 27, 2014 at 9:43 pm #

    Loved the photos Doug. I get it!

  4. Judy Cook November 27, 2014 at 10:23 pm #

    Thank you Doug, for sharing your photos. They are wonderful. It was very cold and windy in Dudley today. It was a good day, though. We had a house full of family, delicious food, football on TV, and a warm fire in the fireplace. Such a blessing. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  5. T. Gleaton November 28, 2014 at 8:16 am #

    Doug, as always, your talents in communications continue to impress me. Having lived in farm country as a child, your photos bring back wonderful memories of times past.

  6. LaDonna Coy December 4, 2014 at 12:08 pm #

    Love this so much Doug. In Oklahoma our Thanksgivings can be a toss up, warm or cold but almost always windy! I love the pix as they remind me of where I love and the people and places I love. Hugs to you and Happy Holidays!

  7. John Ingersoll March 5, 2015 at 5:43 pm #

    I love Newborn, have visited and photographed it many times. Thanks.