Photographs and Memories

When I was packing to move, it became apparent to me that I HAD to do something with all of the photographs that I have collected over the years.

I have always been into capturing memories, even before the digital age! All of Tara’s first four years are in photo form, as I did not have a digital camera until May 2001 (I think it was a 3.1 MP Hewlett Packard, that cost more than Tara’s awesome Nikon CoolPix 10MP!)

I do know over the years of trying to downsize, I have probably discarded some photos I wish now I had kept. Coming back home to PA has meant a great deal of “walking (virtually and physically) down memory lane”.

Scanning was going to be a winter project, but it is pretty evident that I will be need to find employment (more than 1 day a week) before too long much longer, and I figured while I have some free time on my hands, I had better get to this project.

I wish I was a scrapbooker, but I am not that clever or artistic, however, once the scanning is completed, I think I will be selecting the best of the best (memory wise, not always quality wise) and putting them in albums. I LOVE my digital photography and on line albums, but sometimes there is nothing like sitting down with an album of photos!

“Always remember to slow down in life; live, breathe, and learn; take a look around you whenever you have time and never forget everything and every person that has the least place within your heart.”

I came across a couple things that I really wanted to share.
Take for example this comparison of two pictures,Tara on the left and me on the right…. the similarities in age, clothing, location, hair, EVERYTHING really made me smile!

Here is one from the Franklin Institue when Tara was four. This I am sure was taken with a disposable camera, so not the best quality or composition. Apparently back then, they did not have the statue roped off.

and eight years later!

Have a great day!


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  1. There is something about seeing old photos after a long time. I always catch myself smiling. I wonder if it will be the same after a few years of posting in a blog.

  2. Martha, I am a scrapbooker, and I still am drowning in photos. I completely agree with you that there's nothing like sitting down with a real album of photographs. Have you checked into digital methods? You don't have to be as "creative" with those because you can choose from templates that are already designed. Snapfish and shutterfly offer digital photo books, but I think those get kinda pricey. Best of luck with your project!

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