Date: 03-03-2005, 04:09 PM (1 of 2)
Ok, I love scrapbooking but here my dilemma. When the doctors told me I had to have exploratory brain surgery in 2000 but couldn't have it for several months, I decided to take that time to make scrapbooks for each of my three daughters. Ok I admit, I was new at scrapbooking and didn't realize how long it took to do each one and they didn't all get finished before the surgery. So, I fearlessly removed all the pictures from my many photo albums, had coloured copies made for my daughters' books and kept originals for me. It occured to me after I had removed them all that I had neglected to put names and dates on the back of most of the photos. My three daughters looked so much alike as babies that I had a terrible time trying to tell who was who. As children it was easy to tell them apart but I have had to guess at a lot of the dates.
So, I obviously survived the operation (there was a big question of whether I would or not) and I finally got all three girls books done but now I am left with over 30 years of photos that I have to sort out and try to put in order. Yikes! What a mess.
My main reason for telling all of you this is to beg you, as of right now, PUT THE NAMES AND DATES ON THE BACK OF YOUR PHOTOS!!!!!! You or your children years from now will thank you.
Also, my nephew just found a huge box of photos and negatives (that we didn't even know existed) of my parents and us kids (8 of us) growing up and his mom gave them all to me to try to sort out and identify....like I didn't have enough pictures to sort out.
Anyway, I noticed going thru that we still don't have many pictures of my parents. Mom took the pictures and dad either turned his head or put his hand in front of his face . So, for all of you who don't like to have their picture taken, please get over it and do it for your kids and grandkids. I'm not crazy about having my picture taken either but I do, especially when I'm with the grandkids. I want them to look back and remember Grandma was a big part of their lives and not just some person behind the camera.
End of photo saga!
I've decided to live forever - so far, so good.
Member since: 12-25-2002
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Date: 03-03-2005, 05:36 PM (2 of 2)
Thank you for the reminder. I am so back about not putting dates and names on the pictures. I have a girl and boy so their pictures are easy to tell who is in them. Dates, are not there so have to guess at that. My daughter finallly a couple of years ago got me a good 35mm camera that dates the pictures. But I agreee with what you said, dates and names are very important.
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