New Jas. Mardis Tapestry: “Flood Water Ain’t Never Blue”

“Flood Water Ain’t Never Blue” is the experience of two young girls during the great Arkansas flood of February 1937. It was a dangerous time, but a time when a girl met her best friend for life. They also learned a version of the folktale about why it rains while the sun is still shining. My Grandmother used to tell me about this flood from her youth. I found this picture while doing family history research on that flood.

From the “Eye Witness Series” from Jas. Mardis
Photo credit: Walker Evans and US Farm Security Administration collection

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One thought on “New Jas. Mardis Tapestry: “Flood Water Ain’t Never Blue””

  1. I love your stories. They are so rich and personal yet historical. Your quilt is wonderful. They wavy strips of different patterned cloth reminds me of waves of water. Your quilts move like your stories/poetry does.

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