Hale: An undeveloped talent | – Houston Chronicle

Leon Hale has a story from his childhood that tells it like it was in rural Texas. It starts like this…

When the family gets together we sometimes retell the story of Uncle Billy Crockett’s camera and the famous pictures he took.

The story has been retold so often that Uncle Billy himself might not recognize it. But this is a harmless story that means well, and it’s part of my folks’ history.

One of his nieces gave Uncle Billy the camera for his birthday. This was back when almost all cameras were Kodaks. You didn’t hear the word camera much.

Take a few minutes and go read the rest of the story, it’s worth the time.

Source: Hale: An undeveloped talent | – Houston Chronicle