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Construction buds

1kwords062112Perhaps you are familiar with the pop-culture shorthand “peeps” for people.
June 21, 2012 | Posted in: A Thousand Words | Comments closed | Full Story »

Mr. Joke goes to China

1k061412Who says this newspaper doesn’t get around?
June 14, 2012 | Posted in: A Thousand Words | Comments closed | Full Story »

Doc and Merle, 1983

1kwords060712How do you honor the guitar player who singlehandedly changed the face of American folk and roots music?
June 7, 2012 | Posted in: A Thousand Words | Comments closed | Full Story »

Wolfe’s Angel

1kWords053112Remember the first time you read Look Homeward Angel?
May 31, 2012 | Posted in: A Thousand Words | Comments closed | Full Story »

Troop 39 to Canada, 1961

1kwords052412There will be a lot of old scouters in town this weekend to help Chapel Hill Boy Scout Troop 39 celebrate its 100th anniversary.
May 24, 2012 | Posted in: A Thousand Words | Comments closed | Full Story »

Coaches’ Choice, 1960s

1kwords051712At the mountain cabin in Rutherford County we used to have an old bed so soft and concave that we called it “the Canoe.”
May 17, 2012 | Posted in: A Thousand Words | Comments closed | Full Story »

UNC Student Body, 1921

1kwords051012On an overcast winter’s day in 1921, the entire UNC student body gathered for a group portrait in McCorkle Place.
May 10, 2012 | Posted in: A Thousand Words | Comments closed | Full Story »

Pressed flower, 1943

1kwords050312I knew this day would come. Sooner or later Ken Moore’s column, “Flora,” was bound to intersect with mine.
May 3, 2012 | Posted in: A Thousand Words | Comments closed | Full Story »

Friends, 1969-70

1kwords042612If ever a photo evoked an era, here’s one that fairly hollers, “1969-1970!”
April 26, 2012 | Posted in: A Thousand Words | Comments closed | Full Story »

Bus Hubbard, Keeper of the Noble Grove

1kwords041912When old Tar Heels return to visit campus, they walk among “the noble grove” and wonder at the unchanging nature of McCorkle and Polk Place.
April 19, 2012 | Posted in: A Thousand Words | Comments closed | Full Story »

Helen Peacock, CHHS librarian

1kwords041212.webAsk any Chapel Hillian of a certain age if they remember the school’s longtime librarian and you’ll get an emphatic response.
April 12, 2012 | Posted in: A Thousand Words | Comments closed | Full Story »

Skyping China

1kwords040512My students are still buzzing about last week’s Skype to China.
April 5, 2012 | Posted in: A Thousand Words | Comments closed | Full Story »

Safe Port, Kerr Lake

1kwords032912David Hughes, a retired distinguished professor at the UNC School of Business, sent in this image he shot last fall at Kerr Lake.
March 29, 2012 | Posted in: A Thousand Words | Comments closed | Full Story »

Jim Chris, 1940-2012

1kwords032212Just an image of three happy guys and a breakfast grill, with the big man in the middle with one arm draped affectionately around the shoulder of a younger man.
March 22, 2012 | Posted in: A Thousand Words | Comments closed | Full Story »

Other people’s pictures, 1930s

1kWords031512Some people collect old stamps; others collect old coins. I collect old photographs.
March 15, 2012 | Posted in: A Thousand Words | Comments closed | Full Story »