This photo has been sitting for months in a draft post. the planned follow-up to a post I shared last spring about family treasures from Mother’s side of the family. Draft posts aren’t really my thing – I like to publish the posts as I write them; I rarely even schedule a post to share a day later.
|a collection of old photos from Daddy’s childhood|
But I guess the time is finally right to tell this story. I took that collection of photographs home with me last March promising to have them scanned so we could all have copies. Of course I still need to do that, so I brought the collection back down with me. And yesterday we sorted through more albums, boxes and envelopes and found a few dozen favorites. I scanned, edited and printed them so we can make a photo board for Saturday’s visitation.
What struck me as I was sorting through the printed photos today is how well they tell the story Daddy told of his life when he wrote his obituary last summer (to be published only in his hometown paper; you can read it on-line here). Here are few of my favorites.
|on the steps of his grandmother’s house (the same house featured in this story)|
|Daddy was the quarterback on his high school football team|
|Mother & Daddy – 1965 (this is one of the photos Betty brought with her last weekend)|
|October 1987 – Mother threw a surprise party to celebrate his 50th birthday|
|1996 – at a Texaco executive meeting – that’s Daddy riding the bull!|
|Mother & Daddy in Newfoundland (one of their many train and boat trips)|
|Mother & Daddy in Cuba – they went there on a train tour (the trip was only approved because it was educational)|
|Daddy’s 75th birthday – he couldn’t have been happier with that backdrop!|
I now have a renewed energy around getting all my old photos sorted and scanned. I’ve heard good things about Scan Cafe, but would appreciate any other recommendations or advice. Thank you!