The Ole’ Green Box of Heart-Aches!
Heart-aches! We all have them…many are in different forms and basically, they are little remembrances, whether it be pictures, sentimental greeting cards, old letters, or whatever….I call that battered ole’ green box, my heart-ache box. Below are only a few pictures….I haven’t even scratched the surface yet of photos to smile at.!
Keep in mind these pics are before the new technology age….these were the “Good Old Days????” I’m not so sure about that.
I have…over the years managed to take some of the photos and put them in photo albums…but that stopped when “life” happened. You know what I mean? When you get busy with something else and so you shove it aside to “work on” at another time…but that other time really doesn’t happen….at least for me. Perhaps you are more organized with your pics and mementos than I am.
As I hold each picture or memento in my hand…my mind races back to the very day the picture was taken or the card was received….and I hold the picture gingerly as if it might break….much like my heart is breaking with joy or sadness.
And then, I flip the pic over and many times there is no date or identity of the person in the photo…so I stop and write all the pertinent information on the back….or at least as close as I can remember on some of them.
And then there are “THOSE photos”….these are the ones that I sit and stare at for minutes on-end, trying to decide who is in the photo. Luckily, all of these photos are my family and etched into my brain!
There is a scene at the beginning of the movie (as the two of them are arriving at their summer cabin on Golden Pond) and the character played by an aging Henry Fonda, looks at a wall of photos…..and says “Who are these people”?….and of course those people in the photos are actually the two of them in their younger years and their various family members.
I have been working on this green box for about a week now, and I really haven’t begun to make a dent in the stacks of pictures. My goal is to give all the pictures to each of the kids respectively….I am just hoping I get through them all before next Thanksgiving…cause it certainly ain’t happen’ for this Thanksgiving! Too many heart-aches!
Thank you my dear readers for going down memory lane with me….I sure hope my family is speaking to me when they see all these old pics. teehehehe! I am not identifying any of them ….they know who they are…and of course, some of you will recognize them too! So this is also a way of telling each and every one of them to give me current pics that are DSLR perfect (without all the fuzziness, etc) and I will post them too! 😉
All the pics below are of me….with my Mom at 2 months old….(having my say), and 5th grade school class picture (you will have to try to find me, no help here)…beehive hair-do at 23 years old and with Air Force One in my Aviation Days…(Clinton was President, you do the math)!
Love and hugs to you all…..Next installment coming soon to a posting near you! 🙂