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Re: Everyone must be....


Auralie,

Sometimes it takes the wisdom of age before family members appreciate family history. While I've always been interested, my sister-in-law couldn't be bothered until she was in her 50's. She was the despair of her grandmother, who was DAR and just plain interested. Now, my SIL is the one ferreting out information in out of the way places, and labeling all of the photos. (Good thing, since I don't know DH's family very well. )

On my Dad's side, my Aunt and Dad have extensive photo collections and still exchange ideas/stories in their 90's. I've been privileged to listen in, since I'm the designated driver. My Aunt's oldest son, now pushing 70, has just become interested, and he's scanning photos and making CDs from them.

Don't give up, and please don't throw the stuff out.

d

----- Original Message ----- From: <Aplfgcnys@aol.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Wednesday, November 07, 2007 9:56 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Everyone must be....


I am progressing through this morass, but feeling more and more
that it's wasted effort.  Several years ago I began to write an account
of the family and my childhood, really thinking that my granddaughters
should really know their family background. I have offered it to all the
sons, but the only persons interested have been my middle son's
second wife and her daughters. These step-granddaughters are quite
interested since it describes a sort of life they had never even thought
of.  They are quite bright girls and I am very fond of them.  None of the
rest have even bothered to read it.
I haven't even begun to process the many boxes of slides, and I don't
think I will.  I will give my carousel of NYS Protected Plants, which has
been the basis of an environmental lecture for some years, to the State
Garden Club office.  Beyond that, I don't see the point in keeping the
others.  Who looks at slides today?  And I don't think it's worth paying
to have them put onto tape, when probably noone would bother to look
at them.  I used to enjoy photography, and was pretty good at it, but
at this point, I'm pretty frustrated.
Auralie

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