I am a 75-year old journalist and the other authors are family. We particularly enjoy the old family stories. That is what this blog is about--preserving the past of our family including those who have gone ahead into the "great beyond" and left us with a rich heritage to share. To paraphrase author, David McCullough, some of these stories are even true.
I just thought I'd tell you that I will mail you the original of that alligator pic, plus any others Mom had that won't mean anything to my sister. I cropped the one I put on FB because the only way I can get the pix onto my computer is to take a pic OF the pic with my camera. I can scan the pics but can't seem to send them from that area of the computer to my Kodak Easyshare program that has an automatic upload to FB...... I need a computer geek! So the print I took was too dark.
Anyway, I'm sure there will be a few pics that are more 'your' family than 'mine' and I'll set those aside & send them when I get a few. Unfortunately, I am prone to doing SEVERAL projects at once, which means that everything takes forever! I tell myself to try and do one thing at a time & just get it done, but that never seems to work... something else always takes precedent over whatever I started...... but I'll get there eventually..... I hope. I'll email the whole pic to you now also, but when I told my hubby that it was my "Grandpa Gilbert' at the end, next to Aunt Vivian, he said "you mean that black man"? cause I couldn't see to lighten him up without loosing all the detail in everyone else. I'll send it in a minute & snail mail it later.
Take care, hugs, Toni
In a message dated 4/14/2010 12:39:48 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
I so appreciate the photos. Your digital copies are so special to me that I can't even express my gratitude. I am ever so grateful for your sharing them with me.
It is so wonderful of you to think of sending the original photos to me. It is such a special gift. I only wish I had someway to repay the favor. I do have a scanner and I have Photoshop so that I can scan and send photos. I could even zoom in on your Grandpa Gilbert and send a photo of just him back to you after you send the photo to me.
You are a thoughtful and considerate person. I am grateful for that. My offer still stands to pay for the postage on items you send me. I know this project is taking a lot of time and I appreciate all you do.
Toni Jackson 4/14/10
That's OK.... I'm just glad we got back in touch before I gave everything away. I have a night-stand type cabinet of Mom's that was full of their photo albums & I just took the whole thing when the folks died. I've never gone thru' all the stuff inside except for a couple of items. The album I'm working on is just one of several, although it's probably the one with the most old time pics of anyone you would want to see. When I'm done with this one, I'll look to see if there are any others that would be of interest to you. I'm happy to hear that you enjoy the pics. My kids may appreciate it all more at some point, but at least you and I knew the people in the pics, and they really didn't know any of them except my Grandma Jessie just a little.
I'll try to finish up the album sometime soon...... Hugs, T.