Friday, January 15, 2010
Since I love both family and photography, I like to blend the two from time to time. I have photos gallore of ancestors and headstones. My family teases me that I always have my camera ready to go. A photo adds so much to the story. Whenever possible, when writing about a person, I try to add photos of them and that event if possible. I am on a quest at the moment to find a photo of my great great grandfather and grandmother. Once I have them I will have a completed collection of photos of my ancestors for the 6 generations! Above is my great great grandmother who immigrated from England to Utah. She was part of the Hunt Wagon Company which was directly behind the Willie and Martin Handcart companies. (I have a great great great grandfather and grandmother who were in the Willie Handcart company.)
Another by product is that I think about family trees all the time which in turn causes me to be more aware of trees around me. This morning I was able to take photos of some ice covered trees with a clear blue sky above them.
As you go about your life, remember that a photo can help jog the memory and it also helps a person be just that, a person!