Some years ago I organized our good family photos into albums. I am not by nature a scrapbooker so my albums are pretty plain. They live in a cabinet and I rarely think of them. However, on Saturday, Jeff and Celia's last day here, Celia was asking about old pictures! I pulled out the albums and we had a really good time going over them. Here are a few that Celia loved:
That's my mom holding me in 1956! As I was filling in this sort of detail for Celia I realized that I should have written a lot of it IN THE ALBUM! I can see I'm going to have to go back and do that.
These are my grandparents, Mabel and Dan Eckroat, on their honeymoon. They travelled often in their lives.
This is a Christmas picture with my dad, his sister, Helen, and my grandparents. I remember most of that furniture.
Here's Jeff when he was 6 or 7. He was on a hike with Steve and Christopher. He has his tough guy face on!
And that's Jeff on the right, sailing in Boston harbor. We took him for a week of sailing lessons when he was in high school instead of him going on the class trip to Europe that he had no interest in.
You know what else I realized on Saturday? I quit printing pictures just as Celia and our grandchildren came on the scene. I have lots of digital images but really, it's not the same. I'm going to have to bite the bullet and make some more albums. I may have them printed in books (I know I can do that) or not. Either way, I have a new thing on the to do list.