Monday, December 18, 2023

Not Fade Away Reversed

 December 18, 2023

   In my experience, the past fades away pretty quickly and then, sometimes, morphs into folklore and myth. Then that is often replaced by other, sometimes diametrically opposed ideas. For example, the Boston Tea Party, historically, is now being dismantled and dismissed as slave trade shenanigans.

   Well, here is a good example of the metamorphosis of the reverse fade.

Daily Whip Out: "Not Fade Away #1"

Daily Whip Out: "Not Fade Away #2"

Daily Whip Out: "Not Fade Away #3"

   And, here for your viewing pleasure is the model for my fader, the oldest photograph of a revolutionary guy who lived into the 1850s. He was in the boat with Washington crossing the Delaware!     Nice huh?

Conrad Heyer

Born in 1749, photographed in 1852,

at age 103

He served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War, crossed the Delaware with Washington in December 1776, and fought in several major battles. The Maine Historical Society says this makes him the earliest-born human being ever to be photographed.

"My love is bigger than a Cadillac
I try to show it and you're driving me back
Your love for me has got to be real
For you to know just how I feel
Love is real and not fade away. . ."
—The Rolling Stones, 1964, "Not Fade Away"

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