Tattered Past

Tattered Past: My ongoing journey through genealogy, history, writing, self-exploration and art. ~~~ Rita Ackerman











Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Remember When: Photograph Dilemma

I've been pondering "The Photograph Dilemma."
 
What to do with all these family pictures that I can't identify that were my Mom's or my Grandma's or other family members'.
Friends who are special to me but mean nothing to my extended family.
But also all these animal, flower and other photographs that I love to take.
Do I leave them for my descendants?
Will they care?
Should I just scan them all?
 
For example. There was the trip to the Phoenix Zoo
with my grandson's last year.
The dragon.

And the big cats.
These pictures are cool and they bring back memories
but how many of them do we need?
Of course, there are always the "no question" photos like
this one of my husband and youngest grandson.

 
In this digital age I worry about these photos surviving. Will the computers of the future hold them? Will I loose them all somewhere along the way?
I know all the rules of backups and putting them in different locations. I still worry.
Are you dealing with "The Photograph Dilemma?"
 
Memoir Prompts:
 
Did you enjoy going through family photos as a child?
 
Who is the keeper of the photos in your family? Have scans or copies been shared?
 
Have you ever had a flat tire? Did you change it yourself?
 
What special memories do certain flowers bring back to you?
 
Did you or your kids ever eat the pet food?
 
What is your favorite type of bird?
 
Do you have photos of where you live now? Of the neighborhood that might be changing?