Yep, this is the classic National Geographic you know and love. Nearly naked barefoot bushmen covered in dust. And while their bellies look distended, the author asserts that is due to swaybacked posture, and neither gorging nor starving. At any rate, the toddlers seem to be enjoying the ride on a discarded cape, making due with what they had and using their imaginations to create fun. Such is life in the veld.
veld: wide open rural landscape in Southern Africa
What a blessing has Johann Inauen, and I don’t mean his pipe. Son Reto could not be more smitten with papa, enjoying a childhood on a small Appenzell dairy farm in Switzerland. Idyllic indeed.
Scottsboro, Alabama, 1936 by the great Carl Mydans for Farm Security Administration
I love Eula’s mischievous smile.
“Dog Land” was actually a thing. I’d pay money to go play with dogs.
For more information about Dog Land, click here. Will Shetterly is the son of Dog Land’s owners, and he even wrote a novel based on it.
Cheju is now known as Jeju, an island near South Korea, where these boys (now in their 50s) swam and sunned.