Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Document, Document, Document....

This post is coming about for a couple of reasons.

1.  Project Life:  You are documenting your life on a weekly basis.  Since I worked on a few weeks yesterday, I remember how much fun it is.  I also remember how important it is to document things as they happen.
2.  I am reading Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand.  It's the story of Louis Zamperini.  It reminds me so much of my grandfather, and I am so grateful that I heard his stories of his time during the war.  I am so grateful that the man took pictures of everything.  We have so many photos of his WWII experience.  Now, it's time for me to document them and write them down.  Otherwise, they will be lost forever.  As soon as I can get a few photos, I will post them for you.

3.  My fellow blogger Nat posted about having tons of photos with no description.  That is another thing I am so grateful for.  My grandfather labeled almost every. single. photo he ever took.  It includes names and places and dates.  In the digital age, photos are no longer in boxes, but stored on the computer.  That's why, it so important to print them out and scrapbook them, or put them into a digital album using Shutterfly or other resource.  Printing them online into a photo book is very easy, and then the pictures are documented with the who, what, when, where, and why.  If you're not into scrapbooking, throw them in an album with a quick description.  If that's too much, when you print them, write on the back of the photo with the information.  My grandfather's pictures are from the 1940s and I'm sure he did not use an acid and lignin free pen, but the pictures are just fine and the information is still there.

So, in summation, document, document, document.  A picture is worth a thousand words...label those pictures with just a few of them.

1 comment:

  1. I'm sorry about your grandfather.

    I really agree about documenting. It's so disappointing to look at someone's pictures who has left us and not know why they were important.



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