Medora, ND, 1954

Betty Ranum in Medora, ND. ©1954 Maynard and Betty Ranum

The image gains its importance not as a record of my parent’s early peregrinations, though the photo record seems to suggest they did a surprising amount of travel their first couple years of marriage. It is not because it is a great image, although it’s not bad for a scan of a black-and-white print.

No, this image is important because it is #2,500 of the photo files I am laboriously moving one by one from the photo site to the cloud, and means I am about 1/3 done.

But take a look at those strappy shoes with opaque stockings! (we won’t mention that the boxy black purse, ever-so-stylish, does not color-match with the outfit.)