Extra! Extra!

Have you ever gone through old social media albums that you created years ago, and then what you found was albums full of photos that you had taken years before social media was even a thing? Of course those albums are full of photos you uploaded by the ton to create something for all of your new and old friends to look at. In case they hadn’t seen you in years, or had possibly never even met you- they’d know what you’d been up to all this time. Essentially, filling in the gaps, I guess you could say.
That’s what I did earlier this evening before the date changed at midnight and now here I am.
My husband and I have been together for sixteen years and married for almost ten. These pictures would have you believe we’ve been together since the 1800s and had raised a large family out on the prairie.
I intend to save future generations of DNA hunters and family tree connectors a lot of trouble right here and now. These photos are from the early 2000s, Jay; I like to call him the Ricky to my Lucy, which neither of us are named but you’ll almost always see us referred to as those names, was not a stepfather to these three beautiful children yet, and we didn’t even live together in the same house when we were out pretending to be a family on the prairie. My mother and sister, both pictured weren’t his sister-in-law and mother-in-law yet- and I wasn’t his wife. We most certainly did not dress like this, although the kids look super cute.
Nope. Not even the hairstyles. This here is an old album of photos from when we were background extras in The Work and the Glory trilogy. We filmed in all three movies and had a great time. So many laughs were had on the set of this movie for several months.
Jay, who is a musician at home but not a fiddler player, was a fiddle player in some scenes, and I was faux manhandled and thrown out into the fake freezing snow by a really funny and nice guy, who played a bad man. The children ran in circles, tried to eat chicken that had sat out all day, chased one another when they were supposed to but screamed out loud when they were supposed to move their lips without making actual sounds.
It was blazing hot and we were dressed for a blizzard. We spent hours in mud up to our knees once or twice waiting out thunderstorms but we had a ton of fun with everyone working on this film.
We’ve filmed on several movie and television sets over the years, but this was in the earlier days. Not as early as it looks, future generations, but earlier than 2019.

Enjoy, Barrelassers 😉



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