I obviously didn't take this photo, and don't know who did, but the topic of 'Love Thursday' over at Shutter Sisters always makes me think of my Grandma Helen, the woman on the right in this photo, circa early 1950s. That's her sister Marion with her, who always had a bit more of an attitude than my grandma did (perhaps you can tell by her expression?) Grandma was one of ten siblings born in a little hamlet in North Dakota to German immigrant parents; some of my fondest memories are of watching her interact with her brothers. They were so comfortable with each other, pulling each other's legs and playing skilled card games of Merry Widow and Gin Rummy while chain smoking and likely sipping on beers. I have so much more to say about my grandma than I can fit into this post; I will likely be talking about her again. She passed away three years ago and I miss her so much. Three of her siblings are still alive; they live far away from me and I wish I could sit down and get them to tell me stories about their lives.
Have you recorded any family memories for posterity? If so, how?