Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Photographs and Memories...

For the past few days, I've been going through multiple albums and boxes of photographs in preparation for EJ's upcoming graduation. So many memories have washed over me. It's been a roller coaster of tears and laughter.

If you've read my blog, you already know I've become an avid seeker for my distant ancestors. Looking through our family photos reminded me, I need to be documenting my more recent family members so the work will already be done. For the photos I've already scanned into my computer, I'm labeling them with names, location, and dates. Any interesting story, to go along with a photo, will be typed into a separate document. I'm guessing I have enough work ahead of me to keep me busy for the next couple years, if not more!

One special little project I want to do, is to create a photo journal of mom's home decor. She took a lot of snapshots of redecorated rooms, dining tables set for holidays, etc. Mom had an eye for design. She loved shopping thrift stores, flea markets, and yard sales. She was doing DIY before it became a thing. She knew how to reuse and repurpose. She loved the search, and she loved change. A good lesson for me. See things with new eyes. Embrace change.

As I move forward, I'm reminded I need to treasure the past, but not forget to cherish each new day and the people who are part of my days.

© 12Apr2016 ajj


Sally said...

I need to do the same, Nita Jo. So many pictures that no one will know who they are unless I do that. And, like you I'm also appreciating the way things are now compared to ways that were not so good. xoxo

Nita Jo said...

Thanks for stopping by. I'm making slow, but fairly steady progress one photo at a time. :)