Replace on final week’s column about Previous Harp Singing. We had some calls about it and realized that they’re nonetheless having the singings right here, however they’re held at Mt. Herman. They have been form sufficient to ask me to return, however I in all probability will not since I did not catch on the primary time.

Gale and I might have been married 67 years this previous July if he had lived. However I should inform the story of no wedding footage to commemorate the reception, which was on the porch and within the entrance yard of my mother and father’ residence in Macon. Footage have been to have been

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made by our shut buddy David Sansing. He was serving First Baptist Church as its minister that summer time. David, who grew to become a foremost historian, was relationship Lib Hawkins, the niece of Mrs. OB Crocker. David regretfully informed us later that he had didn’t put movie in his digicam.

Did not matter, we have been nonetheless married. Later I came upon that when that occurs to you on the newspaper you’re alleged to say, “Sorry, technical issues within the darkroom.”
I realized early on that simply because you’ve got a digicam doesn’t imply you need to tackle the job of a wedding photographer. I took footage of 1 wedding with out asking for partial cost up entrance. The couple have been divorcing earlier than my footage got here again by mail from Cleveland, Tn.

I did yet one more and that turned out high-quality picture-wise and in any other case. The toughest half was to maintain shifting the bride the place she wanted to be in her very stunning and full robe. I used to be exhausted when it was over.
When Marsha Nestor was to be married, Dr. Charles Nestor known as and requested me if I might make their wedding footage. I requested what number of bridesmaids there can be and he mentioned eight and I informed him I did not have the tools for that, however I might discover him a photographer since I knew that it was a December wedding and photographers would get totally booked in a rush.

I obtained Oxford’s finest photographer Jack Cofield, who additionally labored for the College. Jack was fascinating. All he actually wished to do was {photograph} William Faulkner and plant bonsai bushes in his backyard. Marsha and Tim’s footage have been nice as have been their reprints. However once they tried to order extra, Jack’s studio had burned and all negatives have been gone as effectively.

By the way I did have some footage of our reception that my buddy Shirley Strickland had made and gave to me years later at a Wooden Faculty reunion. However the query now’s the place did I put them. They are going to flip up a while.

Miles Jeffery informed me one thing fascinating about that day. He mentioned that when he went to Mississippi State he roomed with a younger man from Macon, Sammy McDavid, who lived on our road. Sammy informed him that he performed within the yard subsequent door to ours with a boy within the Chancellor household.

He remembered his mom telling him for them to not play on the Chancellors that day as a result of there was going to be a wedding reception. Wonderful how outdated information recycles.

Wedding photography never worked out for me – Calhoun County Journal Online


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