My phone has thousands of photos (no exaggeration–the current count is 2,884).  I usually save them until combined with my camera photographs to write a blog post or share with family.   A blog titled “It’s Just Life” was recently recommended to me, and it has been an inspiration.  She has recent a “What’s on your Camera Roll?” post.  It gave me a jump start to follow through with a similar idea I had brewing.  Please visit her blog because it’s pretty amazing.

I’m starting a weekly series including photos otherwise buried and forgotten because they don’t fall into a specific category.  I think we all have pictures in our ‘cloud’ we don’t use, but can’t bring ourselves to delete.  Each one tells an important story, otherwise we wouldn’t keep holding on to them.

We recently took a Sunday drive visiting places from my childhood.  We drove past the old family farm and the tiny country church we attended.  It’s weird how somewhere remembered  so vividly as a child is perceived differently as an adult.  Everything was so much larger than life back then.  Mike and I strolled through the church cemetery with my mom and niece, and we fondly remembered neighbors and friends who have passed.   I couldn’t resist capturing the lovely angels, which is a somewhat peculiar habit of mine.

We were going through some old photographs with my niece, Veronica, and came across a picture of my grandmother as a toddler.  We were amazed at the resemblance between Veronica and her great grandma around the same age.  Those round cheeks, little nose, and cowlick in the bangs–I love those faces.  I snapped pictures of them to show my sister.

My niece, Meredith, found this old gem quite amusing.   It’s me on the left with the 80s hair with French braid down the back, mom in the middle, and sister Jeannie (Veronica and Meredith’s mom).  Wow!  We looked so young.  It definitely sparked some humorous family memories about ‘stolen’ jeans, borrowed sweaters, and questionable judgement on hair-dos of the time.

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Last, but not least, is a snapshot of a favorite place to visit in Ohio–The Creamery, which is well known regionally.  It’s a popular ice cream shop in Delphos, Ohio, which usually has lines around the block in the heat of summer.  We were amazed it was open in early April, but we had to stop and have our ice cream fix.  We texted the photo to several family members not present for the upcoming celebrations, which prompted funny jealous replies.  If you’re ever in the area, it’s worth the drive.

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That’s it for the first Snapshot Sunday.  We have a family outing this coming weekend to celebrate a home closing, an upcoming retirement, and a visit with my daughter and her special other, Aaron, when they arrive from St. Louis.

That’s what’s on my camera.  Do you have photos on your phone which spark some sweet memories?  What do you do with photos that don’t quite fit into a specific category?  What do you use for photo storage besides maxing out the memory on your phone?




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Source: Sunday Snapshots – Random Photos of the Week – 4/21/19

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