I am so fortunate that last year my husband scanned all of the photos his mom had in a storage tub in her apartment. They are now safely tucked away here in this laptop and backed up on to disk too. There are some pictures that go back as far as 1915, when Mom was born.
The others chronicle Mom and her two sisters through the years. What gems these pictures are. My plan is make the walls of my office my own gallery of sorts and a lot of these photos will be printed, framed, and hung.
Mom left us last week after living until exactly one month shy of her 94th birthday. Her mind was a sharp as a tack - it was just her body that was so very weary. Her last words to her family were that she wanted them to leave the hospital and eat dinner, her treat. She even told them what restaurant to go to, however they didn't want to venture too far from the hospital and that restaurant was a little out of their comfort range.
I used these photos for a family DVD I put together as a Christmas present for Mom and the rest of the family last year. I'm so glad I did that as she really enjoyed looking through the photos and laughing with her sisters.
Here are just a few pictures -the first of mom when she was just about 11 months, and the rest are photos of Mom and her two sisters through the years.
Now there are just the two younger sisters, 90 and 92. They have lots of nieces and nephews who will treat them just as kindly as we did Mom.