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Friday, July 23, 2010

Lake Wobegone Curmudgeon-ly-ness

We were honor bound to raise our own food, we did not buy canned or frozen food, and only ate canned or frozen food that had been canned or frozen by someone who we knew personally. It was our honorable duty not to pay extravagant prices for things we could make ourselves.... Well, my people all left the country, they left the farm and moved to the city, and the opinion of strangers became more and more important to them.... But we did keep this one ban, never ever look at yourself in a photograph... never ever look at yourself in a picture.

From the compilation show this past saturday. It's funny cause my grandparents all made it to the pacific NW, they weren't stuck in the midwest. But they espouse(d) depression-era values, which I guess are the origin for Garrison Keillor's spin on midwestern values. The bit about the photo is also funny cause 1) I prefer the shadow self portrait, and 2) I briefly gave S Bee publishing rights on the blog but that caused the pic of me and Lou in the 'about me' section to disappear, so I revoked her rights, so I guess I do like some pics of myself...

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