Suppertime’-Redux: Wanda’s Scrapbook
‘Suppertime’ is a multi-faceted documentation of one family in western New York State. Oral history, sculptural construct, and photography are the avenues providing insight and detail into the machinations of this family.
Hurricane Agnes, 1972, consolidated three generations into one HUD-provided trailer, which had been previously condemned, on a spit of land in Risingville, New York.
The list of characters are Bev, her husband Al, their six children, Bev’s parents, and the focus here- Wanda, her husband Ronnie, (Bev’s brother) and Rodney, Jr., their son.
Wanda was the most dear-hearted person we’d met. Poverty, coupled with no dental care, led to altered speech, thus causing her to be labeled “slow”, leading to disregard for any education for her. She was not slow, rather carried herself with optimism and hope, in spite of circumstance.
She just wanted to be loved.
This scrapbook is reconstructed of necessity. Wanda’s scrapbook was lost in the shuffle of life.