So, do people still have photo albums? It may be a silly question, but I ponder it because of technology. Photos can instantly be pulled up on our phones, or they can run on a loop on our computer or digital picture frame.
Lucky for me, Mom and Tammy are both avid scrapbookers. This is particularly advantageous during family reunion time. Hundreds of photos are taken during the reunion. Mom, Tammy, and other helpers pull together the most amazing memory book to be distributed the following year.
I recently pulled these books out of a cabinet and gave them a permanent home on my bedside table along with Mom’s Let’s Walk Down Memory Lane which I previously wrote about. I recognize that I can’t fully appreciate the value of these books if I don’t keep them in view. They’re now available for me to easily peruse anytime, but the memory books are also available to anyone else who may want to take a gander.
The memories pictured are priceless. Each family within our extended family has a designated section, and candid photos abound throughout. I can relive our gatherings anytime I want just by turning a page, and it’s such fun to see how everyone has grown and changed over time.
So a shout out to Mom, Tammy, and all those involved in making the memories come alive! Every family should have historians like you!
(Copyright 2019 Susie Krivacic)