I have to be honest in this space, between the Pandemic crisis and all that has been surrounding it for us here in Massachusettes (College students home two months early, hubby working from home, strict stay-at-home orders, business disruptions and lots of mask making) the economic turmoil exacerbated by the crisis and the horrific racial injustice and issues around white supremacy and systemic racism that maybe, just maybe we can now realistically address and start to dismantle… Creativity has taken a back burner. Those of you who know me in real life know I am at hear a creator and a maker and I am just now feeling back in the swing of things and wanted to share a layout I made last night that definitely falls under a “Friday Family Story”
Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you summer of ’69 in Dallas Texas and yes, the is yours truly jumping off of the high dive. The images in the page come from the family slide collection…which are now scanned, backed up and housed in archival slide boxes. The beauty of digital conversion is not only can I use the images for creative projects such as this but I will be emailing a copy of the bottom left photo to my sister.. the little girl in pigtails. It’s so so wonderful to be able to look back at this snapshot in time and I was completely surprised at how much I remembered of that particular place. Images incredibly evocative and meant to be shared. I’m starting to tell more of my childhood stories (as I am digitizing slides, photographs and negatives) as I am the only one left who really remembers them as our grandparents and both of our parents are gone now. So it is up to me to preserve the memories and tell the stories!
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Friday Family Stories is a
weekly sometime blog series demonstrating how to pair your photos with their stories, catching fleeting moments to share with those that matter most
Preserve your Memories and Tell your Stories!