I was on the road before 8 a.m. this morning, going back to Mound Bayou. I had a follow up meeting with the Mayor about our January Wintersession class in Mound Bayou, and some updating on where we are in terms of other service learning projects. It was winter in Mississippi this morning, with overcast skies, drizzle, downright rain, and temperatures ranging in the mid 50s, lower 60s. I had on a sweater and socks for the first time this year, and though it was gorgeous with the sun roof open initially, I finally had to close it and turn on some heat--even before it rained.
But for now, back to the work produced by the students in Saturday's workshop:
What is a juke joint (or jook joint) without a juke box?
How many of these names do you recognize?
Wasn't it amazing when we put a nickel (or dime!) in the juke box, and watched that arm travel across to pick out our record? Who remembers when they put those miniature juke boxes on each table so you did not have to get up to go select your songs? Raise your hand now!
Okay, raise your hand again--who remembers when this was a penny scale?
Stained glass in the mirror behind the bar.
On the next block, watch for this brick design again.