Photos from: Better Living (DuPont Employee Magazine) - March-April 1948
Listening to: Beethoven Symphony No. 7 – II
Thought for the day: According to a Facebook post, my animal name is Pandora The Not So Shabby Wombat (Panny Wom for short).
I survived a job evaluation on Monday. The only critical critique I received concerned the state of my office. I was given an edict to clean it……… pfffft…. (it’s a historical hoarder’s paradise). For those who don’t know, I am the resident historian at the DuPont facility in Old Hickory, Tennessee. DuPont has been a part of the landscape since 1918. Open a cabinet in my work space and you get Dr. Who’d back into time. That’s exactly what happened to me when I opened cabinet #1 to begin the cleaning edict eradication. I’m sharing the first thing that derailed me.
The event pictured above involved employees at the DuPont-Old Hickory facility. THESE ARE MY PEEPS Y’ALL…..well from 1948 anyway! The first thought that came to my mind was, “that’s not what a hillbilly looks like! What is wrong with them?” Then I thought, “What exactly does a hillbilly look like?” I envision a hillbilly as the birth child of a character from the movie Deliverance and a mullet-wearing redneck (moonshine jug optional). Oh the times…. they have changed. The woman who is the focal point looks more like a cosmopolitan Laura Ingalls Wilder than a hillbilly. My hillbilly perception is changed forever.
More of the magazine article……….