i've been at my parents' home all this week. when my grandmother passed away last summer, i desperately hoped i would inherit the photos. i had no idea just how many photos there were! i didn't actually inherit them, but i did win the job of scanning them all and putting them into a photo book. i've been scanning photos 10 hours a day, i'd guess, for the past three days.. sitting at the computer, talking to my dad about the stories, learning about my rich family history. it's been precious. as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, all my life i've heard how important family is, and this is just one more example of that truth. my great grandparents were very keen on taking photos and that love was passed down to my grandmother. there are hundreds of photos of my grandmother as a baby, child, teen, mother, and grandmother. my great grandfather passed away when my nana was a child, so double thanks go out to my great grandmother for making sure the stories kept going despite her loss. women in my family love deeply, she never remarried and always spoke lovingly of bill. she missed him so much.
when i started taking pictures, it was always tough to get nana in a picture. she didn't like to be in front of the camera. it was like a gift from above if i could get a photo of her at a family gathering. but now, sitting here, scanning hundreds of photos of her lovely face, i can forgive her. i'm so thankful for these photos. here are a few of my favorites:
i'll share more later. i'm a little shell shocked. lots of scanning will do that to you.