Nellie Mae Rowe (1900-1982)
Back on September the 24th I had a post about an old black lady that lived by the railroad tracks in Vinings who collected roadside litter and made art with it. The post received a comment from Brent yesterday saying he believed I was talking about Nellie Mae Rowe (1900 – 1982). And he gave me a
web link that had more about her. I went to it and – “Yep, that is her alright!”
Brent also said if I googled her name I could see more about her. I did, and did learn more about her. She was a wonderfully eccentric folk artist that also is a devout Christian, sort of like a black Howard Finster.
Whew! It is nice when someone shows up with proof of what I am talking about. Now, I know it wasn’t a figment of my imagination…. I’m not a nut after all!