Last week I stumbled across a 35mm slide that my late father took, in the ’60s, of his childhood farm in the Owen Sound, Ontario area. I had no idea how to locate that property. Then, via Facebook, an Owen Sound friend of mine shared that photo and, in the hours that followed, 38 others did the same. Suddenly I had an address for that farm and have even corresponded with the man who now lives on it.
I can see why my publisher calls social media, “word of mouth on speed.” But we couldn’t have done it without Dad’s slide.