Within These Albums
Sometime around 1984 I asked Mary if I could look at her family albums. I remember sitting beside her in her house listening intently as she told me about the people in the photos. I didn’t take notes and I remember thinking how difficult it was for me to keep track of the people especially since I wasn’t raised knowing their names or faces. That day was my first and only time to see those pictures…until Friday.
As I examined each photo Friday night, the eyes and smiles in the images reminded me of what I see each day in the mirror.
Thank you, thank you, thank you for entrusting me to borrow and take good care of these photo albums so that I can scan them and then work toward identifying them. Mary, my biological grandmother, is gone now so we’ll have to do this without her help. We’ll do our best to identify the people and collect the stories. This time I’ll take notes. Good notes.
Now, if you’ll excuse me I have some scanning to do.