Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The Digital Age and the Aging...

My parents, over the years, have often lamented that everyone takes pictures at family gatherings but they never get to seen them. The photos stay on peoples phones or computers, some are uploaded to facebook, but the older generation that aren't online, are often left out.

I decided to do something about that on Father's Day.


I created a journal, scrapbook, photo album, or whatever you want to call it... for my Dad.


 I incorporated art work with a few old photos, as well as more recent digital pics that he has only been able to view on someone's phone.


Many were from the last year that my mother was with us for family gatherings.


I included photos from his big adventure to North Carolina in 2016.



And his 90th birthday celebration!!!



Included with the journal was a glue stick so that he can add more photos and artwork.  I am going to encourage other family members to print some of those photos on their phones and cameras, and send them his way. I hope they will include a story to go along with them. I know that it will brighten his days.

6 comments:

  1. what a great idea, and I'm sure you had some emotional moments while you were compiling and arranging this ...full of love!

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  2. That is a really beautiful gift. I’ll bet he appreciated it.

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  3. That is a really special gift. I'm sure he will cherish and enjoy it often.

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  4. very thoughtful. You may have inspired me

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