When My grandmother passed in December, my mom wanted to create and album with all the photos she had from over the course of her lifetime. The amount of photos was simply amazing! My grandmother, being from an average income family and living through the depression era had a TON of photos from her childhood. You would not expect someone who had at one time lived in an empty box car to of had the luxury of having childhood pictures. The fact that these were preserved over the years through travels, moves and hardships, to me shows these bits of history were as important to her and her family - as they are to my family now.
These are just the last 2 pages of the album, documenting her passing and funeral.
I did not use a ton of embellishments on the album - rather little treasures we found in my grandmothers possessions. She would often take notes, write bits of information down and was notorious for cutting out article from the paper. I used these little bits and pieces as little windows into her mind and soul. Among the things she has was an article on how to cut a pineapple, how to make cook-less applesauce and a clipping title "Candy is a sweet Treat".
She was a wonderful, one of a kind lady, whom we will always treasure in our hearts and minds.