My mother, Joyce, was raised in little Eldora, Iowa, but her family moved to Florida when she was about 13. In November, my travels took me within two hours of Hardin County, where our family once had deep roots, and so on Nov. 7 I toured the area with my camera. This Flickr photo set and this annotated Google map are the result, and it's my Christmas present to my mom for 2009.
Love you, Mom. I hope this feels like taking a little trip back home.
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