I went back to Louisiana for Thanksgiving and snapped a few photos of the Brown House. I guess it probably was painted brown at some point, but that was a long, long time ago.
This is the back of the Brown House. The house is mostly used for storage now, a sort of family dumping ground for old furniture and back issues of National Geographic.
Light at the front of the house and some remnants of brown paint.
The electric meter. I'm not sure when this was last connected to power.
The front of the house, home to spiders galore.
This week marks Oklahoma's 105th year as the 46th state in the United States, so in honor of that, I decided to fly my Oklahoma state flag.
This was the original Oklahoma state flag, used from 1911 until 1925. The design changed to the one we have today because some people felt that the red background was "too communist."
While I appreciate the design of the "new" flag and its nod to Oklahoma's Native American heritage, I still really like the original flag.
Rhonda S. Fair
I am a cultural anthropologist, currently employed
as the Tribal Liaison for the Oklahoma Department of Transportation. This
position gives me the opportunity to apply my ethnographic training, as well as
do archaeological fieldwork. I am also on the faculty of the University of
Oklahoma's College of Liberal Studies.