Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Tubs of Memories

A while back, the editor of the local newspaper brought me nine very large tubs full of photographs. He was storing them in a shed.

They are very heavy, since each one has several thousand pictures in it. I cannot lift them and I guess they each weigh at least 30 pounds or more.

Many of the photos are not labeled. There are thousands of shots of sports teams, weddings, school events, government events, grand openings, and happenings.

The stuff of life rests crammed into these plastic containers. This is a 30-year (plus) history of a community.

As one of the recorders of this history, having been a feature writer for said local paper at various times since 1985, some of the pictures are familiar to me because I took them. Of course, I did not take the majority; others did, so the frequency with which I run across a photo that I recognize as mine is small.

I will one day announce a project for some of the photos. In the meantime, I am enjoying the memories.


  1. That's a whole lotta photos! What memories they must hold for so many families in your area. Have fun sorting!

    P.S. I took a photo today of the framed article you did about Dr. Lenk that hangs on her office wall. Will e-mail to you when I get it off of my camera. :-) Just what you need.... another photo.

  2. Wow, what a treasure! I'm curious what you will do for your project. I can't wait to find out.

  3. Wow...what a sacred project!

  4. Hang them in the Taubman Museum! That might bring some people in!


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