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Back In The Day created by Carmen McCullough


This book is dedicated to my sister and brothers. (You know who you are.)

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Back In The Day created by Carmen McCullough


Contents The world was her oyster................................................................................... 6 Suitcase full of dreams......................................................................................... 8 I still love that smile in your eyes................................................................. 10 All those years ago.............................................................................................. 12 The night had been unkind............................................................................. 14 Time for cake!....................................................................................................... 16 Now you’re gone, I don’t know why............................................................ 18 Can’t remember when I last saw you laugh............................................. 20 They were too smart for their own good.................................................. 22 Rainy day love....................................................................................................... 24 Sugar, spice, and everything nice................................................................. 26 Home is where you feel at home.................................................................. 28 Ain’t no sunshine when she’s gone............................................................. 30 They seemed to have lost their muchness............................................... 32 He would fly like the wind.............................................................................. 34 She would have her ever after....................................................................... 36 Who let in the rain.............................................................................................. 38 And I wept much................................................................................................. 40 They were kind of a big deal.......................................................................... 42 The journey is the prize................................................................................... 44 They had no wish to repent............................................................................ 46 I once was lost, but now am found.............................................................. 48 It’s all relative....................................................................................................... 50 Proost!..................................................................................................................... 52 Snips, snails, and puppy-dogs’ tails............................................................. 54 Feels like rain........................................................................................................ 56 4


Carmen McCullough is a mixed-media artist who creates collages with paint, paper, fabric, old family photos, and found objects. Her time as a youngster was spent on a small farm in rural Minnesota. When she wasn’t playing with crayons and paint, she was wandering the countryside with her brothers and sister.

The inspiration to create this book came from an assortment of vintage family photographs discovered in an old blue suitcase from her Grandmother’s past. A muted, sepia-toned color palette reminiscent of antique photographic techniques was used to create the collages, which are a nod to the artwork Carmen produced from 2005 to 2015. The backgrounds were made using paint, stencils, and the text from an obsolete book written in German. Carmen’s original artwork and “how to” articles have been published in Somerset Studio, Somerset Studio Gallery, Somerset Apprentice, Minnesota Women’s Press, and more. See more of Carmen’s artwork at www.StrangeFarmGirl.com or drop her an e-mail at Carmen@StrangeFarmGirl.com.

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The world was her oyster.

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Suitcase full of dreams.

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I still love that smile in your eyes.

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All those years ago.

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The night had been unkind.

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Time for cake!

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Now you’re gone, I don’t know why.

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Can’t remember when I last saw you laugh.

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They were too smart for their own good.

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Rainy day love.

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Sugar, spice, and everything nice.

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Home is where you feel at home.

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Ain’t no sunshine when she’s gone.

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They seemed to have lost their muchness.

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He would fly like the wind.

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She would have her ever after.

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Who let in the rain.

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And I wept much.

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They were kind of a big deal.

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The journey is the prize.

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They had no wish to repent.

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I once was lost, but now am found.

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It’s all relative.

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Proost!

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Snips, snails, and puppy-dogs’ tails.

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Feels like rain.

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$22.95 ©2017 by Carmen McCullough All rights reserved.

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Back In The Day  

This book contains a collection of collages the artist calls “Back in the Day.” An assortment of vintage family photographs discovered in an...

Back In The Day  

This book contains a collection of collages the artist calls “Back in the Day.” An assortment of vintage family photographs discovered in an...

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