This weekend, when visiting my parents, I had the opportunity to begin collecting pictures for our display. I am really lucky that my parents (aka my Mom) have kept so many pictures in such great condition. I cannot even begin to fathom how far these pictures have travelled and how many homes in which they have been displayed. I was lucky enough to be able to go back 5 generations. How amazing is that?
I scanned all the pictures, saved them to a flash drive and printed out copies on my parents’ photo printer (thanks Mom and Dad!). Unfortunately, I left the flash drive at my parents’ house so I only have pictures of pictures to show you (we’re pretty fancy here at Mr. and Ms. Adams). I apologize in advance for the quality of the pictures but you get the idea
Let’s start out with my Mom’s side of the family. Up first, my beautiful grandparents. My grandfather looks like such a stud in this picture.
All in all, I was really successful with my Mom’s side of the family. My grandparents have been studious and steadfast in maintaining our family’s history and relics. Everything that they pass down has a history and a story. And knowing them, I’m sure my other relatives (cough::Karen::cough) have more pictures that I could use.
My Dad’s side, on the other hand, ends pretty quickly. They are pretty much the opposite in terms of keeping records and old family pictures. Despite this, I can still go back 4 generations on their side.
First up, our my Dad’s parents. I love this picture. The colors are beautiful and vibrant and my grandfather’s face is so adorable. This picture is especially meaningful because I was never able to meet this grandfather. He passed away when my Dad was a child and very few pictures remain of him.
This concludes my trip down memory lane. I’m really happy with how far back I was able to find pictures. In total, these pictures cover over 130 years. All I can say is wow. I hope I will be as successful in finding pictures on Mr. A’s side but he told me not to hold my breath. I have a feeling that our display is going to be a little lopsided
Do you plan on displaying family pictures at your wedding?