I've been MIA --- I'll have to update that later...or not. I could pretend like I have no idea about the passing of time HAHAHA. Whichever.
ANYWAY, here is the LO for the challenge.
Okay - let me explain just a little about the WHY this is my example.
I wanted to do a tribute to my Gram for a challenge. Couldn't do it. So, with me already having not so much mojo, I was taxing myself to come up with something...ANYTHING that I would be able to scrap. I've had a ridiculous time with it (room construction/travel/end of school all contributing to a "physical" extent along with the mental block).
Pick a group HERITAGE photo - and I'm hoping for "as old as you can find" (mine, circa 1951). TELL THE STORY.
My hope is this -- that you have a story to tell, no matter where/who you got the story from. My reason behind it is this -- This photo that I used, the Schake family - is actually my Great Grandmother's family. I met my Great Gram (mother of my Gram that just passed), but I never met anyone else in this photo. The thing that squeezed my heart when I found the photo, is the fact that I HAVE no story, other than names. I got those from my Grandma a few years ago when she gave me a box of photos (knowing me like she does, and thinking I would be the only one that would care about them). any photos without names on the back, I got her to give me names...if there was a "what/when/where/why/how" that she knew, she gave it to me. This photo - other than giving me the names, and telling me that it was "a reunion/gathering type thing" - it has no further story.
Though my absence from the site (and my blog for that matter) does not prove this to be true -- I love scrapbooking. I love the journaling. I treasure the photos. I hoard the stories. I toss all of this together as art-therapy, and I think that all of these things will be treasured in the future. I want to be able to preserve the essence of the past with snippets of voices/tales/anecdotes. So, show us your family's past...and I'll cheer you on as I read any story you can gather and put to the page.