Family Photographs and the Joy of Sharing

I’ve been a bit quiet for the past week, but as usual when I go quiet it just means I’ve been very busy!  I recently had a visit from my lovely cousin Sue, who brought over two biscuit tins full of old family photographs. I have been left with them for a while, and am taking very good care of them. All my time has been spent looking through these photos, scanning them into my computer and trying to organise them into files so that I can find them again when I look for them!

There is nothing like the joy of sharing family photographs, it is just so exciting when a family member sends images of your shared ancestors and you ‘see’ them for the first time. I always try to be generous in sharing my photos, and I really appreciate it when others reciprocate.

I have tried to learn from past mistakes, and instead of scanning everything in and leaving it in one file, I am labelling as I go. One at a time. There is no real hurry, so I am taking my time and enjoying looking at the images as they pass through my fingers.

There are so many special pictures, and of course I will write about them later. At the moment I am lost in the past and am really enjoying it there! Here are one or two of the photographs I have been scanning in.

22 August 1937  Gordon Charles Dinnis, Annie Dinnis and Jack Dinnis

22 August 1937
Gordon Charles Dinnis, Annie Dinnis and Jack Dinnis

12 April 1944 Jack Dinnis on right

12 April 1944 Jack Dinnis on right

22 August 1923 Olive Cleeve

22 August 1923 Olive Cleeve

Annie Dinnis with Bert Arkell

Annie Dinnis with Bert Arkell

 

About Jackie Dinnis

Welcome to my blog where I am enjoying meeting my family - past and present - one at a time. Join me as I learn who my ancestors were, where they lived, what their occupations were and what everyday life was like for them.
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2 Responses to Family Photographs and the Joy of Sharing

  1. Patricia (Stephenson) Levy says:

    Love the pics! I too have been diligently unpacking. Taking breaks reminiscing various boxes I want to dig through but can’t ugh! Focusing on house, yard etc. but look forward to slowing down and enjoying my surroundings. I sit at night on the patio looking at stars and listening to the fish jumping and can’t wait for my boat to arrive from the shipyard getting bottom painted so I can get my fishing poles! But that’s a good thing because I would never get anything done! These photos are precious and your hard efforts are much appreciated!

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