Sweeping

This woman lived in the hills of eastern Tennessee. When I photographer her in 1973, she was in her late Eighties and still active around the home. She had just received a load of coal to heat her home. Here she’s sweeping off the path that led to the coal pile so that none of it got tracked into her home. Life was not easy for a woman like this, but she lived longer than most, surrounded by beautiful hills, a loving family, and land that kept her fed. She reminds me of my aunt who fell off a ladder while painting the second story of her home at age 86.

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