Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Pictures of Memories I Never Had

Several months ago, my brother started a project to scan in pictures from my mother's old photo albums.  Yesterday I received a thumb drive with the fruits of his labors - his Christmas present to me and my family.

Some of the pics were old memories captured for all time.  Some of the pictures I never remember even seeing.  Today I'm going to post a few of the old, old family photos that I saw for the first time this morning.

My paternal grandmother:

From left to right and center - paternal great grandfather, grandfather, uncle and father - taken around 1940:

Standing - Aunt Hazel.  Sitting on the railing: my paternal grandmother.

And finally, my dad when he was about 12-13... so 1948/49:

Wasn't he a cute kid? 

More scanned pictures to come in the future.  I'm just so over the moon to even have these.  I'd kiss my brother if he wasn't a thousand miles away.  (and if I didn't think he'd sock me one.  LOL)


  1. What a great idea for family pictures - and for sharing! You're brother put a lot of work into it, but the years of enjoyment (not to mention memories) is priceless.

    Can't wait to see more (I love old pictures). Thanks for sharing with us, B.E. :)

  2. Amazing photos! You're so lucky to have these. I don't have too many old family photos, so thanks for sharing yours. :)