Wednesday, January 29, 2020

The Way We Were Wednesday

How to explain this picture?  The front door, the keys to the lock were lost when the house was being finished, so we always came and went by the side door.  My hair was thick at that age.  My sister looks slightly uncomfortable, and I have no idea what my brother Gary (in the red) is looking at.  The field to the right looks like wheat, it would have been hard winter wheat, coming on nicely in spring or early summer.  

When dad died I brought home his collection of color slides.  I bought a scanner and scanned them all.  I sent copies of the scans to my siblings.  I wonder if they ever look at them. 

Would you look at the scans, if they were your family? 

14 comments:

  1. I wouldn't mind seeing pix of my maternal grandparents again. my parents and sister though - HELL NO! they caused me enough pain.

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    1. Families can be so complicated.

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  2. Yes, I like looking at old family photos!

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    1. The scans really helped us share

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  3. Yes I also love looking at old photos. Especially if my sister took the time to do all that, I would treasure them.

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    1. My father took a lot of photos.

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  4. We still have my parents' old slides. My sister organized them, and once a year or so, we do a slideshow with my dad's portable screen and carousel slide projector. The earliest is in 1954 when we lived in Kendall, Florida, for six months. We also have a bunch of 8mm home movies from the 1940s that I need to get on DVDs before no one is around who would really care.

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    1. I scanned all of the slides, the 8mm movies I should get scanned

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  5. Of course.....always look at them x

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    1. Photos are often easier than relatives

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  6. I certainly would. My mother has thousands of photos that we will go through when she dies.

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    1. We wished we had had mom help with who some people were, while she could

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  7. My sisters wanted to throw away all the photo albums of my mother when she died last September. I took them but am afraid to look at them. Uncontrollable grief .

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  8. My father has two closets full up of slides starting from 1960. what to do with them all?

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