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Friday, November 30, 2012

SEPIA SATURDAY 1st December 2012

Time for Sepia Saturday and bridges,  water or even dogs are the theme. Swim suits or fishing could be ideas for this posting. 
My mother told me that as a young child about 4 or 5 my great uncle Wayne would take me fishing. Sadly I have no pictures or memories of this, but I have wonderful memories of Uncle Wayne. Sweet and jolly man he always made me smile.
Uncle Wayne was the half brother to my grandma Grace and he and his wife Mary would visit often from Michigan. No date on the picture but from the early 1960s. It was taken in their home, I can tell from the picture of Jesus hanging on the wall. I love grandpa's tie, he always wore a tie for pictures, church or any time he left the house.
This is a picture of my uncle Wayne and Aunt Mary with my grandma Grace and grandpa Bill

While going through PILES of photos I did find this treasure of a photo. I need to get copies of it to give as a gift to my sister and brother, children and my nephew.
This photo is of my mom and dad sitting at the end of a pier and is dated 1949. It is taken some where in Texas. I was born in 1948 and my sister would join us in 1950. If you read my blog you will find the story of my mother contacting polio in 1952 and how we almost lost her at that time. With prayer and a gift from God she survived to live until 1998. Daddy left us in 2008 but had been slipping away from us with the disease of dementia for over 10 years before death came.
This picture takes my breath away, It is a gift to look at these two beautiful young people in picture. I no longer take pictures with film using my digital camera or phone. These pictures I take may never be found by my descendants 60 years from now. Just may be time to get some real film and grab my camera from the shelf in the closet.

I hope that you will take a moment and visit other postings at Sepia Saturday. 
Thanks for stopping by for Sepia Saturday. Next stop is the thrift store to find some cheap photo albums to start putting these piles of photos in. Grace

13 comments:

  1. The photo is beautiful. Someone with a great eye for composition took it. It is a real treasure.

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  2. I like your fishing on the bridge photo. I got my old camera repaired a couple of years ago but then decided that the film processing cost isn't worthwhile when I don't even know whether there are any decent pictures on the film. I really should remember to print more of my digital photos.

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  3. Are there any film labs left? I make it point to select and print our holiday pictures immediately upon our return. My wife does the same with all family pictures so completing our albums is no problem. The photo of your mother and father is a real gem!

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  4. Your parent fishing is a picture to cherish, It's interesting to see that their bench seems to be attached to a rope and the pier post.

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  5. Yes, make copies of that photo. It is so artistic in addition to giving you a memorable glimpse into the young lives of your parents. You make an excellent point about our digital world potentially robbing future generations of glimpses into our own young lives. I upload my photos to a website, but I also print some for photo albums.

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  6. What a wonderful shot of your parents -- it's a treasure. I, too, wonder how digital photos will be passed on. I get my best photos printed and still prefer looking at real albums instead of sitting with a computer.

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  7. I have to agree that you have a treasure there. The composition is wonderful and I can see why you find it breathtaking, even moreso because of the beloved people in it. Thank you for sharing it with us.

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  8. That photo is indeed priceless. I like to keep albums of all our family gatherings printed but all my other photos must stay on my computer.
    QMM

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  9. How wonderful. This photo reminds me of my parents who still go fishing together and makes me aware that we don't have many pictures of them fishing together.

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  10. The photo of your Mum and Dad fishing is beautiful. What a treasure to have :-) Jo

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  11. Both photographs are perfect examples of the richness and joy of old photographs. So much social history is wrapped up in them, the fishing picture in particular is a real treasure

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  12. As everyone has said, that is a beautiful photograph of your parents fishing. I guess the way to save digital photos is to print them out and put them in a shoe box for our descendents.

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  13. I just love the photo of your parents fishing! It's so sweet. A true treasure. You probably already know this, but as you shop for those photo albums, make sure they are archival safe to keep your treasured photos safe through the years. :)

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