Thursday, September 2, 2010

For Posterity

Do you love to look at pictures of your parents when they were younger?  
Or your grandparents?
My grandpa was so handsome.
My grandma glamorous.
The grandpas in uniform.
The grandmas next to curvy old cars, wearing hats and gloves.
Pictures of my Dad with long hair.
My Mom with her beautiful auburn bob.
I love them all.

We don't have many pictures anymore of us.
It's kids, kids, kids all the time.
I like to think that someday they will want to look at someone besides themselves.
That they will look at old pictures of us and say, "wow, look at how handsome Dad was."
And, "Mom's smile looks good with no braces."
"Dad still had hair."
"They were fun."

I like to think that our grand kids will look at pictures of us and want to hear the stories of who we were.  Of where they came from.
And that someday, when we're old and wrinkly, we'll look at these and smile at each other and say, 
"Dang we looked good."

So we took these pictures for them.
For us.
For posterity.

Take some pictures of yourself--for your kids and for you.
Even if you hate to be in front of the camera as much as I do.
You'll be glad you did.

Love from,


Betsi* said...

Girlie, you are SO right.
My great-grandma hated having her photo taken. She died when her kids were little and we have only ONE photo of her from her teens.
Wish she had known how much we wanted to see her!

Lillian said...

We will have to go through more photo boxes and get some more pictures of you from little to older. These are sweet...I love the picture of the shuffle board king.

Anonymous said...

These pictures are lovely and you will be so happy you took them!

Anonymous said...

This is a wonderful idea. I know I'm guilty of only taking pictures of our son...something to work on for sure! And lovely pictures by the way! x