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Old 06-06-2017, 10:16 PM
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Originally Posted by seaduced View Post
After two family deaths, I have a closet full of photos. I never look thru them and have no one to
leave them to. I have no desire to scan them to a USB I'll never look at... Do you regret discarding them or did it help to move on?
Don't throw them out.

I have boxes of old photos. My late mother was an avid photographer. She only had a Vintage Box Camera Kodak Brownie 116 Film Camera with Lens
https://www.etsy.com/listing/1235466...FQkQaQodbnoNAg that my grandfather bought for her

I have pictures of my whole family. Still look through them every once in a while

BTW, my son has the camera in his antique camera collection
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Old 06-06-2017, 11:58 PM
Location: Florida Gulf Coast
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I have 38 years' worth of photos, faithfully put in albums starting when my son was born. So I have about a dozen albums. After my Mom died five years ago, I lost interest in getting new photos developed and putting them into albums, especially since they're all on Facebook or our phones now. I don't know what will happen to the albums when I die....my son won't want them and I have no siblings. Kind of why I don't go to the trouble of putting new ones in albums.

As for older photos from my parents' days, I went through them a few weeks ago and got rid of the ones where I didn't know anyone or it was just a pic of the Christmas tree or whatever. Again, don't know what will become of them when I'm gone.

The old pics do come in handy though -- a couple examples: 1) I posted a pic on FB of my Mom's brother, who was killed in a railroad accident in 1941...I see his face in so many of the kids in our younger generations of cousins...the family genes are strong! 2) In honor of my 50th H.S. reunion, I posted on FB some pictures of us girls in high school...they had never seen them before and loved them! 3) A friend posted a pic of her Mom in the 40's and I said I had a very similar pic of my Mom in the same outfit...went and found it and posted on FB.

So I say, get rid of people you don't know or Christmas tree pics (LOL), but keep everything else and let someone else worry about it when you're gone!
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