July 26, 2008

A New Route




I decided to take a new route with the photo album I showed you yesterday. Rather than making it a generic friendship album, I thought I'd personalize it with some photos of me and my siblings growing up.
I just came into these photos recently after my father passed away. You could consider these the lost family photos as I haven't seen them in over thirty years. They are not the best quality pictures, but I'm glad to have them.
That's me on the cover.










I'm in the middle here with my older brother and sister.

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This is the most dismal looking picture of me and my brother and sister. Looks like we are refugees from a war torn country. I believe it was taken on the train platform where we lived in Chicago probably on one of our typical gloomy winter days.
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My youngest sister made it into this picture. Its one of the few baby pictures we have of her, so it's a treasure.

10 comments:

marciad said...

A wonderful album. I am an advocate of albums and scrapbooks. Don't ask how many I have:)

ScrappyPam said...

Your photos made it even more special. Wonderful album!!

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

OMGosh this is absolutely beautiful!!! I love the vintage feel and the photos of you and your siblings...

Gotta love long lost photos... they are precious!!! Refugee look and all!

Great job girl...

Sandy said...

Fantastic album, Louise---I love what you've done! Thanks for sharing it all with us too, nice to see you as a lil kiddo! :)

Jacqueline said...

This is BEAUTIFUL... in many ways - colour, design, layout, heritage value etc. etc... and... do I detect some 'stitching' here...!

nise said...

This is precious, Louise. Just got back from vacation (and a bit of looking at some of my ancestry) and was happy to see this. A lot of pictures taken before color were dismal, so it's not just your family. I don't think people learned how to smile until sometime in the 1950s.

audrey h. said...

This album is so wonderful and what a precious keepsake it will be. Love those photos :)

Nancy Maxwell James said...

your album is just precious! isn't it like the biggest lost treasure to have family photos passed down...you did a beautiful job creating this!

Anne said...

Soooo cute! Isn't it fun to find those old pictures from long ago? Love what you've done with them! (Prospurring, here, from Two Peas!)

Kris Dickinson said...

It's a sweet and wonderful album Louise!