A week ago, we celebrated Christmas with my extended family. It was the first Christmas since my grandmother passed away last January. The major project was to sort through the old family photos and scan them. I love sorting through these old photos, reading the labels, and hearing the stories relayed by my aunts and uncles.
We have been through many of these albums before, but we still found surprises. Below is a picture of my great-great-great grandfather. He was a farmer and his clothes and tools seem to fit the bill.
This picture is probably the favorite one of my grandparents. It was taken shortly after they were married.
I am sure there will be more treasures found in the old photo album. Like any good farmer, my dad was most excited about the pictures of tractors. He could date many of the pictures based on which tractors or cars were in the frame. It is remarkable that many of the items in the background of my own pictures, not intended to be part of the story, end up being valuable clues when trying to figure out when, where or who.
I hope you all have a very blessed new year!