Last year I visited with my husband's sister and we started talking about the family. Well she pulled out old boxes of photos, newspaper clippings, funeral memorial cards etc... Pretty soon she shared with me her grandmother's wedding ring and the bride and groom cake toppers from her parent's wedding cake along with all kinds of other things that she and her mother had saved. I was able to photograph the items and scan all the photos and other bits of paper. She had quite a few photos with no names or dates, but luckily another distant cousin's grandfather (age 92) was able to identify the people, and in some cases, even tell us where the photos were taken. I was then able to share these photos and new information with other members of my husband's family on the family blog, so....
Now I wonder, do any of you have old photos or memorabilia stashed in old photo albums and boxes in the attic or basement? How about funeral cards, newspaper clippings, or old documents of any type? Maybe you have things that you inherited from your parents or grandparents -- dare I dream that anyone reading this might have an old family Bible with names and dates recorded in it.
If you have any of these things, how about sharing them with other family members? What I am suggesting is if you can photograph or scan old photos or other bits of old family history and email them to me. I'll post them here on the Graham family blog for all to see. Even if you don't know who the people are in the photos, maybe someone else will.
Maybe, just maybe by sharing old photos, newspaper clippings, or other old items someone will recognize something and identify it for us all. And, just maybe that old bit family history hidden away in a box or album will be something that will enrich our Graham family history for you, your children and grandchildren.
You don't have to be too perfect in your photo taking; I can clean up most photos before posting them.
Nothing is too insignificant to not be of historical interest to our family. But if you aren't sure if something might be of interest, ask me -- I'll probably say YES!
I'll be happy to give everyone credit for their photos or scans, or if you would rather remain anonymous I can do that to.
You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org