Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Wordless Wednesday: 1970-2005

I’m not sure where the concept for “Wordless Wednesday” came from, but the first time I saw it was when author, Karen Harrington, posted her WW pictures on Facebook. When I considered posting a photo instead of text today, I Googled “Wordless Wednesday” and came up with this blog. It appears that the idea is to post a photograph every Wednesday, based (I would think) on the old saying that “a picture is worth a thousand words.” Anyway, here’s my picture for Wordless Wednesday.




















I made this collage in 2005, as a visual to use for a talk I was giving at Toastmasters one evening. Yes—I joined Toastmasters to hone my speaking skills, because I had been invited to speak at a women’s retreat in Austin, Texas, that fall, and I was scared to death! Putting words on paper is one thing—standing in front of a group of people and speaking is another thing altogether! (I gave five one-hour talks that weekend, and led two discussion groups.)

Anyway, the Toastmasters talk was supposed to be memoir-ish, and so I talked about the first 35 years of my marriage, 1970-2005. Hopefully, the picture really is worth a thousand words. Watch for more pictures (with fewer words of explanation) on Wednesdays in the future, and thanks, Karen, for sharing this with me.

3 comments:

K. Harrington said...

This is fabulous, Susan! Thanks for sharing. I love family photos as I'm sure you know. :)

Priscilla said...

12 or more pics = 12,000 words LOL
You usually have photos in each blog posting; I like the "Wordless Wednesday" concept.

mary said...

Good idea. I like it too.
Is that what we looked like in 1970? Awesome wedding pic.