A camera may be a simple thing to be thankful for, but without it I wouldn't be able to recall
all the memories it has captured over my lifetime. I have a hard enough time remembering
what happened yesterday, so having photos to remind me of times past is a blessing.
My parents divorced when I was little so I wasn't raised by my dad.
I only have a few pics of him and me.
Grandparents and cousins I don't remember but I'm so grateful to have this photo of them.
My gr-grandmother died when I was young. Seeing this photo of her reminds me of her
strong Norwegian accent, the lefse she would make, and the apron she sewed for me.
This is my mother before I was born. She was such a strong lady that had a tough life.
I learned to be self-reliant because of her. She also taught me about sewing.
Then there was this day that can't be forgotten, but the photo helps me remember
the cake my mother and her friend made for my wedding. I'd cut a picture out of a
magazine years before that I knew HAD to be my wedding cake someday.
My mom made sure it happened for me.
The thing about photos these days is that so many of them never get printed out.
They sit on our computers or phones hoping to be there forever. They might not be.
The computer may crash or the phone might get lost or broken.
It's time to print some of them out and store them in a shoebox in the closet to torture
generations in the future as they try to figure out who is in each picture because we
forgot to write names, dates, and places on the back of the photo. That's what I'll do.
I'm feeling all nostalgic now. Time to pull out old cookie recipes and do some baking.
This is a cookie recipe from a past cookie exchange that makes a great gift.
The tag with mixing and baking instructions to attach to the jar: