Throwback Thursdays has recently caused me to dig out my photo albums and take a look back. There is a bit of dust on my picture books and quite frankly I've never been one to sit down and pour over my old photos too much. I suppose some therapist somewhere might have a $175/hour take on that. Whatever.
I'm here to tell you (and any armchair therapists out there) that I have the world by the tail and it is today that I'm living in.
Having said that, when I pulled out this photo, I was super thrilled that I had written the date on the back. July 1987. Oh, how I wish I had written where it was taken and for what event I was lucky enough to be sittin' next to my grandma (aka "love with skin"). For the life of me, I cannot recall this setting. Could be the great little Chinese restaurant in McMinnville, OR where she loved to treat us for dinner when we visited. Could have been Fairbanks. I can't remember. When I did the math this morning, this picture was taken 24 years ago. Just yesterday, really.
I'm writing to suggest that you young whipper snappers (pun intended) be sure to document your photos. We are in an age of very fast technology and there doesn't seem to be much care given to documenting the photos we snap. This blog has been the best I can do to keep up since I've gone digital.
Do you print your photos? Do you have a blog? 24 years from now, will you know much about the photo you took today? I am living proof that time flies when you are having fun. Don't get caught with a photo in your hand like I did this morning, wishing you could remember just a little more detail.