As someone on my Facebook page suggested, few people realize how vegetables get to market. Of course we know in South Georgia, but the wider world often has no idea. It’s a labor-intensive process, especially with “truck” crops such as watermelon, squash, and others that require hand harvesting. I passed by this busy group near Owensboro right at the moment a downpour came and sent them seeking shelter from rain and lightning.
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I’m always trying to get the perfect shot of this house. I know that sooner or later it will be gone, but it’s as much a part of Owensboro to me as any place else.
I love this old house and photograph it every time I’m in Owensboro.
Sidney McWhorter writes, “This is an old tenant house on my farm that we refer to as the Guyton house because we had an elderly couple that lived there until their deaths, who helped my daddy, J. B. McWhorter, Sr. farm. I use it as a storage house now but do not want to tear it down. We lived there when our house was being remodeled in 1958.“
For other views of this house, a favorite of mine near my hometown:
This is another local favorite, but I’ve found it quite difficult to photograph over the years. I call it a duplex for the positioning of the front doors. This style is commonly found among our remaining tenant farmhouses. I suspect it was a matter of economics for the landlord. The living conditions would have been utilitarian at best.