Welcome to my first installment of Read & Relax. The story I’ve chosen to share with you was written for a contest at the Faded Velvet antique store located, at the time, in Hartville, Ohio. The owner, Donna, posted an old, sepia-toned picture on her Facebook page and challenged participants to write a story about the people in it. I won the contest and received a gift certificate to the store which I used to purchase a beautiful cut glass pitcher.
I now own the photograph thanks to the generosity of my best friend, Emily O’Dell. The original isn’t a tintype, but since I have always been fascinated with the tintypes my mother owned, I decided to make it one for my story. All that is known about the couple in the picture is they lived on a farm in Massillon, Ohio.
So, make a cup of English breakfast tea, sit back, read and relax.