Well I have two albums scanned thus far. And in doing the first of them chronologically I realized that there were many of the pictures not properly identified.
|The lovely old vintage album|
Last Sunday we headed to Grandma's at the retirement home. Well actually, we went to church with her first and then took her out to lunch - kind of the equivalent of dinner and a date.
Then we went back to her room and proceeded to spend most of the afternoon looking at the old album. At first she didn't remember ever seeing any of these pictures, and then eventually she realized that she had probably taken most of them with her own camera.
She perused each picture and with each she remembered some little story or setting, which she shared with me. A few of the pictures she could not recall the individuals, but the majority she was able to eventually name. Sometimes it took a bit of prodding (I eventually started to recognize people and patterns). I think she thoroughly enjoyed the process, but I know by the final pages she was tiring. I think it required a lot of mental energy to come up with all that information. I wonder if my mind will be as sharp at 86? That's why I carefully label everything now, just because I'm quite sure it won't be.
|Little orange sticky notes with all that precious information as to identities.|
And that is about all I have to say for today.
Musings and meanderings from the Musical Gardener.