Today I got up with the mindset that I was going to sort through the other photo albums of Grandma's that I knew were in my mom's closet upstairs. We carried them down to the Whine Cellar - it took about a half dozen trips - and I settled in to start picking out pictures for her birthday book, "Leta - The First 90 Years". Or something like that. Still working on the title.
But first I had to install the software for the scanner and figure out how to use it and then I had to figure out how to migrate the scanned documents to Picasa (which is my photo editing software choice). An hour later and I was finally ready to scan.
photos taken before her High School Graduation. She graduated from Druid Hills High school.
Sitting in the position to place documents in the scanner and take them out - and save them to my computer - was increasingly uncomfortable. Tonight it feels like my spine is just bone on bone. Hurts. So. Bad. It's interesting and entertaining going through everything but man... it stinkin' hurts.
I went through eleven photo albums and scanned in a couple dozen new pictures and documents. She has so much great stuff - including a letter her cousin wrote from Germany toward the end of World War II - it's a real treasure trove for a history buff and genealogy nut like me.
|Great-Aunt Cynthia on her Wedding Day, 1944|
And that's about it. Hope you enjoy the photos today! Love and hugs, y'all!
The first "photo" is a letter she received from her cousin Bill who was stationed in Germany. It's fairly interesting to read, if you're into that kind of stuff.
|Her little dog Trouble|
|I love this because it shows that Granddaddy Ward really did have an office in the Flat Iron Building in 1918|
|My G-Gma's face is blurred - in motion - but this picture was interesting because it was taken while she was in mourning for her first husband who died after only sixteen months of marriage.|
|Commendation from the Red Cross|