Recently I decided to organize my mother’s old photo albums. Two of the albums were in damaged condition so we ordered new magnetic sleeves and consolidated all the pictures into one album.
Looking at old photos of people back when they were young is a good way to bring on a bout of melancholy. And, listening to old country songs makes those feelings even more pronounced.
There were photos from the 1920’s, some from the 50’s, some from the 60’s, some Instamatic Polaroids, some school class pictures. There were pictures of family cats and pictures of family dogs, with each one evoking memories of events from long ago.
All in all it was a trip down memory lane and a chance to say “hello” to those I haven’t spoken to in a while. Today, we have our photos in the cloud…just isn’t the same thing, although we do enjoy viewing them in a slide show on the TV screen.