I’ve been going through old photo albums lately and rescuing pictures. Since I’m getting old, of course the photographs are too. Before the colors fade too much more and the quality further deteriorates I’m scanning them to my computer for safe keeping. I’ll eventually transfer them to a thumb drive so they won’t be lost due to the death of a computer.
Pictures of us in our traditional ‘sister dresses’ was always a great photo opportunity.
I’ve also come across pictures of other families; kids we grew up with, neighbor kids and old pals. I’m scanning some of my favorites and then sending them in a quick email. Reconnecting with old friends on Facebook gives me better odds of finding my long lost buddies. Not everybody's mother kept every picture ever taken and back in the old days it was cumbersome and somewhat expensive to get extra prints made to make sure everybody got the picture.
It’s fun to share a memory from our youth, back in the good old days. Sometimes the best gifts are simple and easy, especially when they come from the heart. Who knows, it might just make their day.