Longview, Texas 1952

Who are these pretty young ladies in Longview, Texas in 1952?

Their names and life stories are lost to us in the ether of time; known perhaps only to a few close family decedents of children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Did they have surviving children and grandchildren?

We will never know.

Did their husbands cherish and love them?

Or take them for granted, as so many husbands are oft to do?

Again, we will never know.

What we do know is that youth and beauty are like beautiful, fresh, fragrant flowers; delighting us with their beauty and smell today, and then tomorrow they wither and die. It is the nature of all things.