From Way Back – by Ty Mellott
Since starting this section a few months ago I am quite pleased with how many of you have chosen to interact and give up your knowledge to provide information that may otherwise be forgotten. Aside from messages and emails, I have received a few calls as well. Don’t get me wrong, I entertain the thought of speaking to anyone willing to share their time with me. However, in regards to the photos, it would really be best to email me as I will admit that I won’t remember all the info via a phone call. For those that took the time to give a guess or their opinion of the photos last month, I have decided to run them in our letters section so I won’t outrun my allotted space here. Check them out.
This month I had a chance to visit with a very longtime and valued friend of mine. We always have great conversations and I enjoy seeing him any chance I can afford. I’ve even been invited to go out crabbing on his slick offshore fishing boat. One day I will make that happen. Anyway, this friend has always been in the #1 slot of speed dial numbers when it comes to gaining knowledge of the Delta. I seriously feel that he knows everything about our beloved Delta’s past, present and possibly even the future.
During our latest talk, I happen to remember that he has photos that should hang in the museum of Delta History one day. For now however, I am quite happy to have them grace our pages this month.
I will not give anything away and maybe they are more obvious than I am giving you credit for, but I will give you a hint. Not all photos you may see here deal with just recreational boating.
If you know any of the details on the photos featured this month, I would certainly enjoy hearing from you. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to share what you know or even send me some photos from your own collection. I’d be happy to share them.