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A tribute to Rays

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Last year when I made the trek all the way back up to Smith River looking out the window my eyes wide with fragmented memories of happiness and sadness of the familiar views that are stamped into my mind. I passed by Fred Haight Drive and notice the local grocery store chain shut down and empty. I looked it up and they closed back in August 2013. I was thinking about all the people that called Smith River home were now having to make the 15-20-mile journey to Brookings or Crescent City for groceries what a bummer. I remember the "town" of Smith River consisting of a few streets of houses scattered, a bar, grade school and the cemetery. So not much going on for my 14 year old self. When you have over passed the point of complete boredom your brain starts to come up with shit to keep you busy and sane. The photos below were one of those days I am not sure what they thought of us or if they have seen anyone want to do a photo shoot in a grocery store before so we didn't get busted right away. I have a little more than half a roll of photographs from this day. I want to give lots of credit for Rachel taking most of these. In memory of lots of chimichangas, potatoes wedges and movie rentals  I cherish that. 
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Grocery store 1999

Grocery store 1999

Grocery store 1999

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Grocery store 1999

Grocery store 1999

Grocery store 1999

Grocery store 1999




1 comment

Rachel Bonnegrace said...

A fitting tribute. Its about the little things in life, such great memories.