Saturday, August 17, 2013

The Saturday Picture Show, August 17, 2013

 Yesterday was the 36th anniversary of the day the King passed away.  He would be 78 now.  He came here to bring us music, and to his last days, he did just that.
 This colorized photo from Shorpy (a really cool site for old pictures) shows a tough kinda kid from Baltimore in 1938.  Even though his jeans were crudely patched and the house where he lived was far from a mansion, there is a certain look in his eyes that invited one and all not to mess with him.  I think he looks like Martin Milner from Adam-12.
 This photobombing craze is really getting out of hand.  The young man on the right was cheesin' for a picture when the hambone actor (left) came Cruisin' in.  Some people cannot get enough attention.
Marigold fields in Mexico, 1967.  OR a bar graph showing Mexican marigold production in 1967.

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