I recently heard that a friend of mine has managed to reduce her collection of family photographs down to one single album. She is a minimalist, I am not. But it got me thinking about the twenty- something albums in my possession, many of them from my parents' collection and therefor many duplications. So last week during all the rain and thunder I decided to start a cull of my own and at least get the number of albums down to a reasonable size. So now we're down to twelve or so albums. It hasn't been easy and along the way I discovered some of the great recurring themes we all record, at times very badly. So before chucking them out I'd like to share with you some of my rejects.
"PEOPLE CAUGHT IN THE ACT OF EATING"
Actually these are some of our children enjoying Christmas dinner though it looks as if they hadn't eaten for over a week.
Hard to know what they were celebrating here but not a lot of enthusiasm.
A related theme: "PEOPLE LOOKING STUNNED IN THE KITCHEN"
Here I am in the dark, wondering why I am here at all.
And here's my sister looking pretty fed up. (Sorry, Lynne)
And now we come to "PEOPLE LEAVING"
And they just can't wait to get away!
Who were they anyway? Sometimes it's good to have notes on the photos.
Up next: "THE ROAD TRIP"
We've been waiting all year for this!
Oh, this is good.
As I said, it's always helpful to have notes on the pictures; wouldn't want to miss the moose.
Oh! Another moose. And a very tall one too. (Or very short hydro poles.)
Again, grateful for the notes on this wildlife shot.
Surely the end of the road...and a good thing too.
The next theme could be called "PEOPLE STANDING AROUND IN GROUPS"
Who are they and why are they there?
We have traveled from Kansas to the Land of Oz.
Well, I know that I am somewhere amongst this herd of graduates.
Living in Canada there is always the wonder of "SNOW"
And it's always so exciting, that first snowfall!
In the category of "YOU HAD TO BE THERE" we have:
This...on the back is written, 'septic system'
But here's a photo that was in the rejects pile until I reinstated it after noticing something.
Our cat, 'Ti-Gris', really looking like a tiger on the prowl. this one stays.
And so does the next one because it's so tiny and rare:
My great-grandmother, Eva.
I hope you enjoyed these photos and recognized some of the common themes from your own albums!