Sunday, October 11, 2009

Priceless Photos

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.


Gennasus said...

What a lovely series of photos and a great way to remember your mum. That first one of her is gorgeous and the swimsuit one must have been considered quite racy!

I love looking at old photos, mine and anyone else's, thanks for sharing them.

4 Lettre Words said...

WOW...that is so awesome! These are just so lovely.

Fortunate, indeed!!

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh Dot. I am so sorry for your loss. So, so sorry! What a sad thing to have to deal with. I love the pictures and the beautiful memories you have! What a treasure. Praying for you!

Amy @ Living Locurto said...

These are so great! You could totally sell that bathing suit one for a stock photo. ha! It's perfect:-)

Spruce Hill said...

Love the old photos!

Sue said...

Great photos. So glad you had a chance to share them with her. I'm sure they gave her a lot of pleasure.

uberrhund said...

Beautiful pictures to remember a beautiful life.
What a lovey trio of sisters, so pretty and photogenic.
Take care, Janis

mary said...

That first picture is so cute. I may have to use that pose with my girls.

Drew said...

Your mom was a beautiful woman. I'm so sorry to hear of her passing. You gave her (and yourself) a great gift by scanning those photos.

Angie - The Arthur Clan said...

These are all so beautiful Dot...there is just something about vintage photos that I adore so much. How lovely that you have all of these saved for future generations to enjoy as well.

I'm so sorry for the loss of your dear mother-in-law.