Yes, I mean you.
Move over just a little and give me room to get this soapbox set up. I haven't been up on it for awhile and I have some "talking" to do and you need to hear me.
I have spent the last two days going through old family photos (the His not Hers).
You might remember that my reward for cleaning out my Father-in-law's place was the closet under the stairs with all the photos and scrapbooks that I had never seen?
Since hubby is gallivanting on the other side of the world this week, I thought this was a perfect time to set up a couple of extra tables and start sorting and organizing all the "treasures" from the closet, plus a big box of family stuff an Aunt sent.
Oh my - lots of GREAT photos and family genealogy.
and that is a big huge BUT
a lot of the GREAT photos are useless to me because the people in them are unidentified.
and while it is easy to identify the bug eyed man as great great great grandfather what's his name (I could pick those eyes out anywhere) serious looking old ladies with the same chin and nose start to run together....
and then there are the helpful ones with someone from several generations back cleverly identified as "mother"
Well, she isn't my mother and I don't know who wrote it so I am still out of luck
So my soapbox message is IDENTIFY the people in your photos. I know that you know that is Aunt Lucy in last year's Christmas photo but you need to SAY SO on your layout, or on the photo or in your computer (wherever you are keeping your photos) because 75 years from now your grand children are going to wonder who the sexy blond standing next to grandpa is and you want them to know she is family not floozy!
If labeling ruins your layout or you just hate your handwriting do it on the back of the page! But names and approximate dates are important. PLEASE?
Today I'm taking Grandpa to lunch and I'll bring my big pile of photos with me in hopes he will recognize a few of them.
Wish me luck!
And if you have any awesome ideas for scrapping vintage and heritage photos, I'd love to hear them.