Forgotten treasure

 

In the hallway of my house is a box with thousands of old pictures. Treasure I walked past without thinking. This week my son took a day to go through some of those, and we shared the treasure of past days together.  He inspired a beautiful day.

Pictures of scenery, sunsets long gone were set aside, barely noted.  The pictures of people, now much older, or passed on, are now priceless, and cherished.

I realized more deeply the value of those pictures as I looked at them and it was an emotional day for me.  I am not John Wayne.

Those were days of film and taking the film to be processed at the drugstore. Pictures were taken one at a time and processing was expensive.  How many people now wish they had been less thrifty and had more pictures of those long past days.

I found treasure today, pictures of family, that for me are priceless and irreplaceable.

Do you have a box tucked away with photos from days past?  Time well spent for me was pulling out that box and smiling broadly with the odd tear.

Thanks for reading.


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About dfolstad58

I live in the South Okanagan. BC. I enjoy reading, exercise, toastmasters. spending time with my son, my daughter, & her husband , and my patient wife. I try to respond personally to every comment on my blog, and in this way I hope to get to know my readers a little bit and say thank you for their encouragement and suggestions.
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18 Responses to Forgotten treasure

  1. LA says:

    Beautiful pictures! More beautiful memories!

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  2. My mom had a huge, Santa-like sack of photos which we went through before she moved to the nursing home. I also have lots and lots of photos of my kids growing up. Photos are so important for bringing back memories. I wonder how it will be, say, 40 or 50 years down the road when all we have are digital photos – and those might not even work with whatever technology is in place then. Hopefully, not too many memories will be lost.

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  3. Ernie Sheridan says:

    Very Sweet !

    On Thu, Feb 1, 2018 at 9:52 AM, Life and Random Thinking wrote:

    > dfolstad58 posted: ” In the hallway of my house is a box with thousands > of old pictures. Treasure I walked past without thinking. This week my son > took a day to go through some of those, and we shared the treasure of past > days together. He inspired a beautiful day. ” >

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  4. This was beautiful!

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  5. Jennie says:

    Priceless memories. I have a similar box ticked away in a closet which I go through from time to time. Great post.

    Liked by 3 people

  6. Jeff Treadway says:

    thanks for sharing your time Dave. Ive been longing to crack open my video treasures.

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  7. I have an unopened box of old Christmas ornaments that my father left at my house 20 years ago. He’s passed on, and the box lies nearly forgotten in our garage, but I’m going to finally go through it this summer. I’m not sure what to expect.

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  8. Kally says:

    Such a beautiful heartwarming post. Love those pictures.

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  9. Thank you for visiting ‘ComeFlywithme’. I look forward to reading more of your posts and thanks for the connection. 🙂

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