Unknown Wilson Photos
These are from a family Bible my father
gave to me. It belonged to James and Clara Mathers Wilson. They are photos and tintypes
that I scanned. I didn't shrink them too much so their faces would be clearer. I think the
date should be around 1880. This Wilson family is from Dubois, PA. If you can identify any
of these Wilsons, please contact me!
STRANGERS IN THE BOX
Come, look with me inside this drawer,
In this box I've often seen,
At the pictures, black and white,
Faces proud, still, and serene.
I wish I knew the people,
These strangers in the box,
Their names and all their memories,
Are lost among my socks.
I wonder what their lives were like,
How did they spend their days?
What about their special times?
I'll never know their ways.
If only someone had taken time,
To tell, who, what, where, and when,
These faces of my heritage,
Would come to life again.
Could this become the fate,
Of the pictures we take today?
The faces and the memories,
Someday to be passed away?
Take time to save your stories,
Seize the opportunity when it knocks,
Or someday you and yours,
Could be strangers in the box.