Old family photos

My family has recently embarked on an ancestry mapping and photo restoration project.  As we look through the photos of loved ones who've long since past I am very grateful in my heart that even back when photography was much less accessible- people valued photography.  When I look at these images with a photographers eye- I see that these were made by real craftsmen.  Aren't they amazing???

Some of these images are getting to be 80 or more years old... and they are still precious to our memories..

My great grandparents on my father's side...

My great grandparents on my father's side...

A great uncle and someone very influential in my father's upbringing.  He could have been a movie star!  He passed when I was in 3rd grade but I still have fond memories of going down to his farm, riding tractors, getting chased by chickens, and catching catfish until the sun went down.

A great uncle and someone very influential in my father's upbringing.  He could have been a movie star!  He passed when I was in 3rd grade but I still have fond memories of going down to his farm, riding tractors, getting chased by chickens, and catching catfish until the sun went down.

My great uncle... served and made the ultimate sacrifice in WWII.

My great uncle... served and made the ultimate sacrifice in WWII.