Be Brave by gardenfolk

Be Brave

Remember that
bravery is not
the lack of fear
but the ability to
move forward
in spite of fear.
...Anonymous

This is a very old photo of Pearl, my maternal grandmother, that passed away before I was born. On August 1, 1913, five years before my mom was born, Pearl made the trek down to the Grand Canyon on a mule. She told my mom that it was the scariest thing she ever did. Pearl is on the mule behind the guide, with a safari looking hat, who is standing in the photo. Probably best on black.

https://www.nps.gov/articles/breakingbrightangel.htm

https://www.nps.gov/grca/planyourvisit/index.htm
When we were at the Grand Canyon a few years ago, they were still riding mules to the bottom. No amount of cajoling could get Jerry to do it. I really wanted to, ha! Don’t you love old photographs, they always tell a story. This one is so great.
January 4th, 2019  
Wonderful photo and information!
January 4th, 2019  
Such a great story you have with this old photo. It is best on black.
January 4th, 2019  
A great photo.
January 4th, 2019  
Such wonderful memories!
January 4th, 2019  
Neat photo and interesting information
January 4th, 2019  
Very interesting! Love the plate with the exif data!
January 4th, 2019  
A lovely old-fashioned scene
January 4th, 2019  
A lovely story & a great old photo.
January 4th, 2019  
An interesting old photo and lovely to have your Grandmother on it.
January 5th, 2019  
What a wonderful photo to have been passed down - she was a brave lady!
January 5th, 2019  
What a treasure! Thanks for sharing the story!
January 5th, 2019  
How very brave of her! Wonderful piece of family history:)
January 5th, 2019  
Brave! Great story and a wonderful piece of family history captured in a photo
January 5th, 2019  
Lovely keepsake photo
January 6th, 2019  
How cool that you have this photo. Why did you decide to post it now? Just curious.
January 6th, 2019  
Wait- you didn’t take this!
January 7th, 2019  
@andewein HaHa! My mother wasn’t even born yet!
January 7th, 2019  
@gardenfolk @andewein 🤣🤣🤣
January 8th, 2019  
@yogiw Reminding me to be brave in the new year...to move forward and get things done. :)
January 8th, 2019  
@gardenfolk I like that!! You Go Girl!!!
January 8th, 2019  
@yogiw when my virus/bug is gone. Not feeling it yet...
January 8th, 2019  
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