When I went up to Dads a couple weeks ago I took a majority of the pictures out of the “office”. Mom passed in 2010, Nanny in 2009 and they both had a lot of pictures, both albums and singles in boxes. I spent 3 – 4 hours on Wednesday looking through 3 boxes of single pictures. I think I have seen enough family faces for a year. I have 7 siblings and I have large envelopes for all of them with pictures of themselves and their children and even their ex’s and ex in-laws. I ended up with 2 boxes of pictures to be gone through at Christmas by all. There are people I don’t know and people I don’t care if I see again. There are a bunch of pictures of my Dad remodeling my Great Grandparents old farmhouse. I guess I should take some of those. I threw some stuff in the trash like my parents many years of Branson, Nashville and mostly Porterfield, WI C & W festivals. Mom took them and most were blurry and I couldn’t make out anyone I knew. They were very social people and had many parties and attended many parties. I know a lot of those people and they looked like they were having a great time. They were my parents friends and I don’t want the pics and pretty sure my sibs don’t either. I feel bad about not wanting them and feel worse about the fact that they may be trashed. I am hoping that Dad is at the Christmas party and possibly wants them. If not, goodbye.
I found a bunch of very cool pictures of my sibs. The two I am sharing here are my 3 little brothers as kids and then as adults (are they ever really adults).
Do you have a bizillion pictures that your kids will have to deal with when you are gone. Do you realize how many they will throw out and not care?