of these photos. I think one of the things I love about old photos is the edging, not to mention the past generations of family. I never really knew my grandfather, but on the back of some of these photos is little notes he wrote to my grandmother while he was away at war.
I wish I could have known him better. I was probably six or seven and I remember his farm in Anna, Texas.
He had a trampoline. I vaguely recall jumping on that trampoline and being able to jump so high that I could reach the branches that hung over it.
I also remember his pond and him telling me stories of the snapping turtles that were in it.
The only other thing that comes to mind is chasing and being chased by peacocks!
They are quick little suckers! Their tail feathers are stunningly beautiful when they fan out.
So, many family stories lost. On the bright side I'm the one that the family photos have gone to.
So, I'll take that any day!
Please, if you have older generations of your family still with you. Write down questions. Interview them.
Or as a gift, create a notebook and journal jar for them, so they can answer the questions on their own time.
I gave one of these to my Mother-in-Law and my Mom.
Great Christmas gifts, birthday gifts or "just because".