A weekly-ish blog sharing my series of collages about growing up in the South during the 1950s.
Times were bleak for us during the mid-fifties when we lost both music stores - Clayton Smith Pianos and Beaumont Music Store. A recession occurred and musical instruments were not a high priority to potential customers who were short of cash. Daddy visited homes to repossess instruments for non-payment, leaving with jars of jam and jelly and quilts as payments - he couldn't bring himself to take music away from the children. Mother was very upset.