June 24, 1972

Reception with paper plates. Hurricane Agnes through RIC the day before, bridges closed, 16.6 feet above flood stage. Higher water than Hurricane Camille. Richmond water plant shut down, National Guard called out. Rehearsal dinner at home by candlelight. Lots of rain in Charlottesville and Lynchburg, the James was running red, floating cows.

contact sheet CH129

salon
Looking at a contact sheet from 37 years ago. What is remembered?
Rosni Farm
What clarity of memory exists for yesterday?
kitchen
But this one, I remember the microwave, the corded phone, the linoleum, the coffee pot, the can of French Market, the hanging pans, the hanging light-bulb, the cabinet doors with a rubber band spanning the handles to keep them closed.

Oh! What was a contact sheet? Expose and develop a roll of film. Cut the film into strips. Lay the negative strips on a sheet of photo paper. Shine light through the negatives. Develop the sheet of paper. Contact sheet! Multiple positive images from the exposed film.