Thursday, March 28, 2019

Monochromatic Memories..



“What I love about Black & White photographs is that they’re more like reading the book than seeing the movie”.. Jennifer Price
 It has been many years since my father passed and too many since mum joined him, yesterday my sisters and I pulled out the boxes of photos taken by mum and dad over the years since we three girls were born and before. There isn't anything more authentic than handling real photos taken over sixty years ago and seeing your parents as they were then, doing all the things that we think we are the first to experience as parents as our children think they are :) For four hours we shared memories, laughed, and yes there was the odd tear, the photos may be black and white but the memories were colourful and we have two more boxes to go, can't wait 💙 Happy Thursday, take care and stay safe..

28 comments:

  1. Looking at old photos sure brings wonderful memories Grace.

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  2. Wonderful memories to hold onto- and good that you get along with your sisters.

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  3. ...I remember when ALL photos were black and white.

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  4. I have quite a few of those as well

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  5. That is something I have to do one day! Such memories it must have had for you, Grace.

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  6. I scanned all the photos my mom gave me and my two sisters. It was fun to see all those black and white treasures and talk about them. So many funny stories and sad ones too.

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  7. Such precious memories. How wonderful to have people to share them with!

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  8. I love going through our old photos, but yes I agree they so often bring a tear as well. Amazing memories always. I wish my brother was still here to enjoy them with me, sadly I am the end of the line and nobody to even pass them on to 😢
    Enjoy while you can. Diane

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  9. It's taken you a long time to get to the photos, but what a nice experience to share. I like black and white photos. They seem more focused and less fussy than coloured.

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  10. There really is nothing like handling old family photographs …
    Special memories indeed.

    All the best Jan

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  11. These b&w photos allow us to retain memories of the past. Now that we have digital photos I'm not sure these memories will be there for future generations.

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  12. I like that. the story and tehe pictures

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  13. Old B & W photos are wonderful. They'll generally outlast color, and definitley outlast digital. Family memories outlast them all.

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  14. What a wonderful pile of memories...and how nice to share it all with your sisters. I have a big box of old family photos (I'm the only one left of my family group). Some of them are laughably dreadful: tops of heads cut off, a tiny, unrecognizable figure way off in the distance, multiple shots of something dreary.

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  15. Oh what fun (and, yes melancholy too) it must be to go through those photos. I haven't done that in quite a while. It might be time to do it again.

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  16. Beautiful post, Grace, and I have tears in my eyes, too.
    My Brother has all the real photos, but I scanned them all, too. I love to go through the files once in a while. Sad my Brother has so little time.

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  17. I have some boxes of photos just like that. Great memories. I still recall the excitement when we first got them back from the processors.

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  18. Mum and Dad didn't take a lot of photos in the B&W era but those we have are precious. I have been scanning all of my old photos recently in an attempt to reduce the amount of stuff I have as part of downsizing ... been reliving old travels.

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  19. Great , Thanks for the beautiful post.

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  20. And then to think that all that photo's of a lifetime some people now make in one day. The older they are the more precious they become. Hope it gives you a lot of good memories.

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  21. So glad you have those memories. Photos are a link to our past.

    Janis
    GDP

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  22. Oh this is so sweet.I love old photos and have many of them from my parents. Took their albums home after they died. My father has always made photos of our family with an old folding camera magical item.

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  23. I adore old family photos too. I probably don’t have as many as you becauseI have four sisters and some ended up with more than others 😡

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  24. Way back when, many moons ago, I remember when our photos would arrive. They were black and white with a white rim, which had the month and year stamped on them. To me, those photos had depth. Then, my mind was blown. We scored an old 8mm video camera that filmed in color!! I became the household director, which caused a lot of yelling, can't tell you how many times I was grounded from that camera. HA
    Like WoW, That Was 50 Years Ago?!?!? Yikes

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  25. Awe, what great photos and lovely memories for you!

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  26. The old photographs are most important for us!
    And the family be alive in those papers, forever. :)

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