Sunday, September 29, 2013
The digital age has changed the way I store photos. They're all on my phone, my computer, or my camera. But I have piles of pictures in my basement from years ago and there's no task more time consuming than sorting through them. This weekend I tackled several boxes filled with photos, determined to organize the shots. My plan of attack went something like this...
Category 1- What the Heck is That?
Really? Who wants to see that? All the terrible shots that showcase blurred images and overexposed film must go. If it's not worth framing or putting in a scrap book, hold nose and put in trash.
Category 2- When?
Put photos in chronological order. Easier said then done, unless someone thoughtfully penciled in the date on the back of the photo. 1960? 1961? Who knows?
Category 3- Awww!
Distractions, distractions. I totally get stopped in my tracks over the older pictures. The one above is me at about age 6 with my doll buggy on the sidewalk in front of Grandma's house. The pup standing next to me is Peggy. Peggy belonged to the neighbors up the street, but she made it a habit to come down and visit me each day.
How I loved to pretend Peggy belonged to me. I stared at the picture and an incident that happened with her came to mind. The next thing I knew, photos fluttered to the floor as I ran for the computer to tap away at a new story idea.
Yep, just like I said. It takes me forever to sort through pictures.