The photo above is of my husband's grandparents. He had spent some time in Borneo working with the oil company. This car was one of his purchases when he came back to the states.
This photo is of my husband's grandfather as a young man. We think this was taken before he went to Borneo.
This photo is of my husband's Great Aunt, (the one in white) the sister of my husband's grandmother (she's in the back with her hands on her hip) It looks as if his Great Aunt is showing off something...maybe a ring??
This photo is of my Father in law and his two siblings, all of them gone now.
We are not sure what we are going to do with all of these treasures. There are other family members who might want some of these memories but I think the majority of the boxes will end up at our house for the time being. All the purging I did last year quickly being undone..lol.
My Father in Law put a book together when he was in the early stages of Alzheimer's with photos and names of many family members. He did it because he knew his memory was going and he put the book together to help him remember. He had shown it to us years ago but we could never find it after he died. We discovered it again last month behind some old baskets in an upstairs closet, it was our find of the trip, it has helped us put names to people.
I would be interested in knowing how some of you have managed old family photos, letters and cards (some of the postcards are beautiful) It seems wrong to toss it out but does no good sitting in boxes either. I'm sure i will post some on the blog from time to time. What kind of things have you done?