MaMo’s Black And Whites

 

MaMo’s Black And Whites

 

 

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In that old shoebox with MaMo Barringer’s keep sakes,
Were some old black and white photos she did take,
With her old Brownie Camera like most people used then.
My Mom also used a Brownie on her old pictures with a grin.

 

 

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MaMo’s Black And Whites

 

 

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The first picture is MaMo’s husband Bill, our girls called PoPo.
Wild Bill Barringer was a good looking man, if I do say so.
He is standing in his yard in Borger at 211 West Grand,
That looks like an old coupe there behind where he stands.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The next picture is out in front of the Borger grocery store,
The Barringer’s owned way back in history in an era before.
Notice Folger’s Coffee was only thirty one cents a pound.
MaMo and PoPo are on the left hand side on the ground.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The next picture is Bill Barringer with brothers and Mother,
JD, Fred, John, Bill, and Wade are the names of the brothers.
I met all the brothers when they passed through Borger town,
But Mother was gone on to heaven before Pam I had found.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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MaMo stands beside a covered wagon in the next photo,
She may have traveled on one before in life so very slow.
My granddad Frank told stories of traveling on a wagon,
Similar to the one MaMo is enjoying in the Arizona warm sun.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The next picture is Pamala Ann at 4 months 22 days old,
On Christmas Day in 1949 in a little night gown so bold.
It looks like she is laughing out loud there on her bed,
But it could be she has gas pains making her face red.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I believe it must be Easter Sunday with those fancy bonnets,
Worn by Pam and Darena with the dress with nice ribbon on it.
And take a look at young Buffalo Bob there between them,
With that big hair cowlick and spiffy looking suit there on him.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This picture in 1956 was taken near Lake City, Colorado.
Pam and her Dad caught a string of trout there on the go.
This reminds me of my quality time with Kristi as a girl,
On the South Fork catching trout having fun out of this world.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The next picture is Pam on her first date with a young man.
Larry Maddox’s Mom chaperoned them on a date then,
To the 6th grade graduation dinner and dance so sweet.
Pam remembers a parting kiss as he turned for the street.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Next is Pam checking out her Dad’s catch with his friends,
From Lake McClellan near Pampa all laid out end to end.
Pam says that was her favorite short outfit she wore a lot,
As she seems to be mesmerized in July 1961 so very hot.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Finally, Buffalo Bob and MaMo hold a string of those trout,
Up near Lake City again where they camped out and about.
They are both smiling so big as they can now hardly wait,
To get them frying next to a pan of fried potatoes so great
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Whoops, there’s a little color in this one.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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By Bill

 

 

 

 

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Thanks for reading MaMo’s Black And Whites,
Bill

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