“When you least expect it something great will come along. Something better than you ever planned for.
Be patient. Be smart. Stay focused.” ~ Unknown
The bank is gone but the vault remains. This is the backside of the vault that sits in DeLancey Park. It’s a glimpse of the advanced city Cannel City used to be. Every person that comes to Pickin’ in the Park helps promote the town’s memory, and its remaining sense of community. The latter has never been lost; buildings crumbled to dust but people never stopped being together in one way or another.
I didn’t get too many shots of folks yesterday. This, I learned the hard way, is the sacrifice I make by taking Wally along. He’s very good with people, and good with other dogs, but he seems to think horses, like squirrels, are something to be barked at. He also insists on walking, and that makes it nearly impossible to visit with anyone. That said, I did manage to sneak up on David Campbell yet again. I caught him at the concession stand completely unaware of my lens. Another gotcha moment.
As Ron Gevedon (top with camera) pointed out, the next generation of Cannel Citian needs to step up and take an interest in this event. Right now, I think they’re busy playing in the park. That is as it should be, and it will help them understand how important this place and these people are one day. We’ll all benefit from their memories, as they are benefiting from ours.