Photo Memories

21 Aug


There are about 4 boxes and two small dresser drawers full of photographs, albums, cards, and special items my mom and dad had. Tonight I took one of the boxes and went through all of it carefully organizing according to person and time. I pulled out one of the dresser drawers and managed to get everything out and situated in stacks. Many photos and notes were thrown away this evening since I found I had two or three of everything.

Highschool diplomas, college degrees, certificates of accomplishments, and grade cards. Mom’s scrapbook, dad’s childhood photos, my baby book. Several years ago I pulled all of the photos of my sister, scanned them and sent the originals to her for her own scrapbook. At least I have copies. She and I are very close and I want to have some of these things for my own memory albums.

Way back in the day (1997) I started making scrapbooks with Creative Memories. It became rather expensive but it definitely gave me a very creative path to keep all my pictures and special things. Since digital came along, I know keep most all of my pictures online on smugmug. This way I can access them anywhere in the world. Only those photos that will be sent as gifts or with a card will be printed.

Unfortunately I have not yet completed my albums. There remain many photographs from albums that have needed to be torn down and renewed. For the next several weeks, I am going to make an attempt at getting it all done. I am also going to scan all the older photos for preservation purposes and I just might share a couple here.

As I put things away for the evening, I place my parents special documents in the now empty dresser drawer and slide it back in. This dresser was used when my mother was a child and is part of a bedroom suit that has been in our family for many years. For now, this is the most appropriate and special place for these memories.


Posted by on August 21, 2009 in Black and White, Photography


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7 responses to “Photo Memories

  1. burstmode

    August 22, 2009 at 7:21 am

    That is an interesting photo!

  2. ~*~Patty

    August 22, 2009 at 10:06 am

    wonderful photo….boxes of memories…so many stories….
    I find it challenging to organize photos that I store on the net, hardly ever get prints…which is a good thing since I already have lots of photos that could be put into albums….but when? LOL

  3. Marc

    August 22, 2009 at 10:20 am

  4. wildstorm

    August 22, 2009 at 11:38 am

    Thanks Bursty. Glad you stopped by.

    Patty, you are right about having lots of photos.

    Appreciate the kind comment Marc. Thanks.

  5. canonscanon

    August 22, 2009 at 12:32 pm

    Thanks for the ideas with the layout of your blog. Love the bike wheel! canon

  6. WildBlack

    August 22, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    I like the saturation in this one! very nice.

  7. wildstorm

    August 23, 2009 at 10:43 pm

    Canon, thanks for your kind comment.

    Wild, thanks. I used sepia and then a texture/border mask.


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