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365 Photography Project_Twenty-Eighth Post

Sunday April 17, 2011 The Before_This is my current project, my father's and mother's families photographs are a mess. This is a mixture of both and only a small portion of what needs to be organized.

Monday April 18, 2011 Earlier this year, when I decided to rid myself of many of my books, I went through all of them since I tend to stick bits&pieces of paper in them. These are just the bookmarks I found within their pages. The black&white one on the left David made for us of us_Lauren-me-David-me-Erte.

Tuesday April 19, 2011 Easter decorations, an excuse to collect stuffed animals, mainly rabbits. My Grandma Inez crocheted the little dollie on top of the big vase, Lauren made the paper basket in 2nd Grade.

Wednesday April 20, 2011 I've got a pretty box for the outsized pictures, especially those with the cardboard frames, and a cool, yet old-fashioned looking, photo album for all of my father's family photographs. I haven't any after about the mid-1940's so, this side of my patronage will be easier to deal with than my mom's so, it gets done first. The bigger picture on the left is my mom's high school photo, below on the right is my Grandmother Inez, that's me with Santa and with my parents.

Thursday April 21, 2011 a window reflection.

Friday April 22, 2011 Lauren explains her art project, which is a watercolor mandala. It turned out beautifully BTW And the drawing, with the pencils etc., in the foreground is mine, now also completed.

Saturday April 23, 2011 On the left is Daiv's Cheerios_the original. In the middle is my 'cherrios'_organic grown blah blah. And on the right is Lauren's sugar-coated 'wheeties'_also organic blah blah. Fortunately, we all use the organic milk.

Sunday April 24, 2011 Lauren chooses and the winner is...Santa Cruz!!!!  It's simply the receipt they sent me for their fee for registering with them since she had to use my credit card.

Flickr for the prior part of our 365 lives.


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May. 1st, 2011 09:03 am (UTC)
Oh love those old b/w photographs. We have many of them too. Im boxes in the basement, some put in albums mixed with new ones, it's a total mess!
May. 2nd, 2011 08:20 pm (UTC)
so was ours, a total mess but I worked on this in two stages, the first completed a couple of years ago and that involved only the photos I personally had. Now I'm meshing in the rest of my families, this will take long but, I am determined.

Next, I want to scan in all these old photographs...eeeek.
May. 1st, 2011 12:58 pm (UTC)
Those older photos look so amazing. I wish I had my family's pics but I don't even know who has what as my parents divorced when I was already married for several years.
May. 2nd, 2011 08:44 pm (UTC)
may be time to start an investigation? I spent my growing up years going through all these old photos as a way of entertaining myself and as an only child, I've always know they would eventually be mind. Some continuity anyway.
May. 1st, 2011 03:16 pm (UTC)
Haha, organic Cheerios and organic milk (often that same brand) is my breakfast every morning!
May. 2nd, 2011 08:50 pm (UTC)
Organic is our new god, Lauren scouts it out where ever we go. Even David, who finds being very concerned with such things annoying, he's spoiled and wants to do what he wants to do, looks for organic, shops at WholeFoods etc, because of the Monsanto connection. He hates, as do we, Monsanto except, apparently, when it comes to his Cheerios. Horizons eggs and milk are a constant. I'm glad we think, and eat, similarly.
May. 1st, 2011 06:48 pm (UTC)
Old photos are so awesome not only because it's your own family line but also seeing all those interesting fashions!

Mom and I have actually been working on archiving our older pics, too. It's a slow process to peel them carefully out of those old 1970s photo albums without ripping them to shreds.

We've also been scanning them in to the computer. I've had to use my photo software to clean out the age spots. It's a long process, but totally worth it.

I do totally sympathize on the amount of time it's going to take you though!

So...Santa Cruz, huh? Lovely area of California. Sort of a mixed blessing though I'd imagine; she's picked a good school and the whole world is opening up to her, but sending her off has got to be hard. :(

My cousin just watched her eldest go off to boot camp. It's utterly bizarre to me because I can remember when he was a red faced, wrinkly baby.

Time just goes by so much faster the older you get. It's kind of annoying like that.

Has she decided what she wants to major in yet?
May. 2nd, 2011 09:01 pm (UTC)
I wish my mom & I would have thought to work together on these photographs so I'd know who everyone was. I'm having to tear apart those same old 1970s albums, very time consuming but you're right, so worth it. After this is accomplished, I'll start the process of scanning them in. One thing at a time as I'm easily overwhelmed.

I told Lauren that I could not be more excited for her or more depressed for me. She nodded knowingly. My job now is to be the mom she needs me to be, which is the kind that can let go without to much stress. She's is my best friend and my only blood relative, I don't want to see her gone, even if it is only 35 minutes away, but I have to do what's right, just like your cousin and, honestly, I'd much rather Santa Cruz than boot camp. That would scare me crazy.

Lauren wants to do what Amy Farrah Fowler, Sheldon's girlfriend? on Big Bang Theory, does, neurobiology so, we're looking toward a PhD at some point in her future. At Santa Cruz, she'll start that process by studying psychology with probably a minor in biology.
May. 2nd, 2011 10:56 pm (UTC)
I wish my mom & I would have thought to work together on these photographs so I'd know who everyone was

Even with Mom there we don't always know who's who! My grandmother, mom's mom, came from a family with 4 boys and 4 girls counting grandma. Most of those siblings had 8+ kids who then had their own flock of kids. (The largest of which is my Cousin Bernadine who has 21 children!)

Talk about massive reunions!

As to the pics, we peel one page out at a time and do the labeling/scanning so it doesn't feel like such a massive task.

Neurobiology sounds like it would involve my two worst subjects -- science and math. I took the *exact* amount I was required to by my uni and then went running for the door screaming in terror. LULZ.

More power to your daughter for wanting to dive into the sciences like that! Best of luck to her! ♥

Edited at 2011-05-02 10:57 pm (UTC)
May. 2nd, 2011 03:42 am (UTC)
Despite all my recent efforts, I have plenty more I should do. I have a box of pictures of Walter's; I'm not certain what's in there. He ran a couple of reunions of other refugees, and I know some of them sent him photos to preserve. I need to see what I have, then contact the Holocaust Museum to see if they're interested.

I also have all the condolence notes I received when Walt died ten years ago. I answered every one of them - the exercise was a great comfort to me - but I planned to put them in some sort of album. Instead they are sitting in a box on a shelf. I really don't think this would be a big project, either.

Anyhow, congratulations on your project. Keep me informed as you progress.

Congratulations, too, on Lauren's choice of college. I know she'll do so well at Santa Cruz.

I'll think of you three tomorrow as I eat my Wheat Chex and blueberries. FanSee
May. 2nd, 2011 08:17 pm (UTC)
Re: Albuming
Now that you have these two projects in mind, some progress may be made, I find it's just the remembering that their waiting to be done that the problem. I will keep you informed.

I'm glad about Santa Cruz, not too far away but far enough and she can keep her same doctor and dentist and orthodontist and eye doctor and facial lady and blah blah :))
May. 2nd, 2011 10:37 am (UTC)
The old photos of your family are sooo beautiful!
And I really like the pic with all those pretty bookmarks.

Thanks for sharing hon!
May. 2nd, 2011 07:54 pm (UTC)
Thank you!! I think the old photos are pretty cool too.

I couldn't believe how, as I kept opening books, bookmarks just kept falling out. So many books I've started and never finished. And now, never will. Oh well.
May. 13th, 2011 03:59 am (UTC)
I am in love with the black and white strip photo bookmark. What a great idea. Who is the guy with shoulder length hair in a knight-ish outfit right below Frodo? It reminds me of the current HBO show Game of Thrones - Ned Stark.

CNN's White House Correspondance Dinner

I have missed this for too many years. I loved watching it. Who did they roast?
May. 16th, 2011 05:00 pm (UTC)
We each got one of the strip bookmark, David even laminated them!! The guy below Frodo is Sean Bean who played Boromir from LOTRs, he was killed, savagely, defending the Hobbits. I've had a mad crush on him for a while while.

I don't remember any specific person getting roasted but Trump took the biggest hit, Obama and Seth Myer were fairly relentless...eeee!! Trump's reaction was priceless, he sat stone-faced. See here:
May. 22nd, 2011 06:05 am (UTC)
Boromir! I did a paper on Boromir in college in a literature class. What was his fatal flaw? I can't remember-pride, vanity?

Thanks for the links - just watched Seth's and Obama's performances and laughed! I loved the C-Span jokes. :D

May. 23rd, 2011 08:21 pm (UTC)
I don't know if arrogance is a fatal flaw but I would think that's what did Boromir in. He thought he could handle, control even what no one else could, the power of the ring. Wrong so wrong and so arrogant even if ultimately, his heart was in the right place. And maybe jealousy at what he perceived to be his father's preference of his brother over him. I think.

Glad you enjoyed Seth and Obama, funny stuff.
May. 24th, 2011 02:38 am (UTC)
Thanks for the Boromir refresher - it's been so long.
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