I mentioned in comment on Spo's blog that my photo archive is around 70,000 images. It is growing by about 10,000 a year. Doc asked if I ever went back and looked at them, and the answer is yes. I draw on the archive for the way we were Wednesdays, and for travel Tuesdays, especially when I haven't been traveling much. When my father died I shipped home all of his slides and scanned them, making them available to my family. When we sold the second house, I scanned all of my slides. The box filled with Jay's slides sets next to me as a retirement project. I have scanned a massive box of old-old family photos, those appear from time to time. I have another blog filled with old family photos.
The image above was taken in the fall of 1976, for my impending high school graduation. Oh if I had known then, what I know now, I wouldn't have lived this long but it would have been very wild ride. No regrets, I am where I am at because of the choices I made along the way, and this is a good place.
I also have a box of old family documents. My great grandparents wedding licensees, my grandmother's naturalization certificate, the deed to the first house my parents owned, birth and death records stretching back 120 years. Things that will need to go someplace when I die (or before.)
All are reminders of where we came from. Origin is not destiny, but origin makes up a part of who we are. The way were, contributes to who we are.
Your photos are treasures. Don’t you wish you still had that shirt?ReplyDelete
Yes, the shirt was amazing. I wore a pink shirt with parrots on it for our last board meeting.Delete
Nothing like an old photo to take you back to an exact spot in your life.ReplyDelete
Oh so true, if you can remember when and where.Delete
This was the best thing on line this morningReplyDelete
Your Ws were wonderful and Sophie was being so cuteDelete
The hair! The shirt! The smile! Great photo!ReplyDelete
I had hair like that when I had hairDelete
I've got a similar archive and I too, look at them from time to time. I have a really good memory so I can look at a photo and think back to that time and place.ReplyDelete
Most of them trigger memories, memory is fickleDelete
What fun picture.ReplyDelete
Your school photos?Delete
I looked at that picture late last night and my first thought was that woman had to be related to you. You look just like her! Ooops, my bad.ReplyDelete
Laughing out loud, my father would have so agreed - he hated my hair like that.Delete