Friday, December 30, 2011
Card game, Tampa
I finally brought this photo out of the flat file to frame in my office. It was taken at winter quarters in Tampa in 2000. If I'm not mistaken and again, someone tell me if I am, the man in the middle of this shot (holding a beer) claimed to be some sort of minister. He was living in a bunkhouse at the time and wore these big fuzzy bunny rabbit slippers.
I'll never forget the utter joy I felt the first time I saw those floppy ears pad down the metal steps and realized they were attached to a full-grown African American man. There just aren't that many men that could pull that off in ordinary circumstances let alone on a carnival lot.