A surprise at my Brown Bag in Como, Miss

Sunday, October 12, 2014
Nettie & Alemeda Turner. Gravel Springs, Miss 1973
Nettie Turner and Michael at the Como Public Library after 40 years.
Othar Turner, master of the fife.
Gravel Springs Fife & Drum Band

On October 12th it was "Saturday by the Tracks" in Como, Mississippi. I went down to give a 'Brown Bag" at the photography show at the Library. During the Q&A a lady in the audience asked me, "Where did you get my picture?"

It was Nettie Turner, Othar's youngest daughter. Forty years ago I photographed Nettie and her niece Alameda. Othar Turner was a farmer and fife player in the "Gravel Springs Fife & Drum band. He was in "Homeplace'. His music was used by Martin Scorsese in "Gangs of New York".