But open up the cover and the early years of my family start to unfold. My plan is to go through the album page by page and document every photo.
Someone took a lot of time and care in putting together the front page. I’m guessing this art work was completed by my older sister – she has always been the artistic one of the bunch. ;-)
And then the photos start and, fortunately, my dad did a good job of providing captions and dates for the photos. This is the first page in its entirety so you can get a flavor of how he mounted the photos with mounting corners (there is even a supply left for me inside the front cover of the album) and captioned them with silver ink on the black pages.
Here’s a close up of the photo – I’m the little one on my mother’s lap.
The 3 Girls
Quite a Family
The next page has a few random shots.
This one cracks me up. Maybe I was stunned that my sister was spitting on the cake?
The Greatest Picture Ever Taken
Cary’s 5th birthday
On to the next page – these seem a bit out of order.
Cary’s 4th Birthday
That is my sister at the head of the table. Look at the little blonde guy blowing on his party favor.
On the Capitol steps
Check out my curly hair – that didn’t last long! This would have been in Sacramento, California.
Chris Kringle & Friends
We both look pretty excited to be holding hands with St. Nick.
The Gold Miners
WAIT JUST A MINUTE! When we were scanning all of the slides we ran across this photo – I smile every time I see it (which is daily since we printed a copy and have it sitting next to our TV).
Is this the same place? I think it could be! My best guess at this point is that it is some place in Virginia City, Nevada so I’ve written to the Historical Society in the area and asked if they could give me any information on it. Hopefully they’ll have something to share with me – stay tuned.
I hope you’ll join me over the next few weeks/months as I continue to go through the family photo album.