In 1928 Josie Lou Lydia Walker was thirty-two years old. Everyone assumed she would be a spinster. She had grown up poor in Oklahoma, worked her way through college, and been ordained as a minister, traveling from Oklahoma to Kentucky to Missouri setting up religious education programs. World War I veteran B. B. Blakey, co-owner of a Tulsa, Oklahoma, hardware store, was thirty-three and had broken off an engagement with a local beauty. Having second thoughts, he went to Enid, Oklahoma, to see her at the home of friends - and one Josie Walker opened the door. B.B. and Josie would write over seven hundred letters to each other over the next year and a half as they fell deeply in love. As Josie traveled through a more innocent America, B.B.'s letters marked "Personal" and "Special Delivery" found her in small towns and train stops. Now this wonderful exchange of writing, so filled with the joy of discovering each other, is collected here by B.B. and Jo's granddaughter, award-winning photographer Keri Pickett. Along with their commentary on love, marriage, and family, she shows us a relationship most people only dream about - and to which all of us aspire
Recounts, in letters and photographs, the seventy-year romance between Bernard Blakey and Josie Walker, the author's grandparents, in a sentimental, real-life love story. 150,000 first printing. Major ad/promo.
In 1991, Chris Waller of Lutheran Social Services' "Project Off-Streets" paired with Film In The Cities and photographers and instructors Michal Daniel and Keri Pickett, to teach photography, film processing and black and white silver printing to the youth, culminating in an exhibition at Southdale Center in Minnesota (nation's first indoor regional shopping mall).
Photographer Keri Pickett's book Love in the 90s (Warner Books, 1995) was featured on Good Morning America. Forest Sawyer interviews Keri Pickett on the creation of the book and the tape goes onto see the story of the book as reported by the main Minnesota based television channels, Tulsa, Oklahoma and the MN Public station. See how the same story is produced by different networks.
Keri Pickett archive compilation of news coverage copied from the TV to VHS tape to digital.
National TV news coverage with blank screens and commercials in between the segments featuring Keri Pickett and her book Love in the 90s, B.B. and Jo, The Story of a Lifelong Love, A Granddaughter's portrait by Keri Pickett, Warner Books, 1995 with audio book and japanese edition.