Friday, March 9, 2012

Old Negatives!

Old negatives yield new treasures...
A few years ago we came across a crumbling envelope of old negatives.  Some were so old and bleached out that we could hardly make out the subject matter.  But one of the negatives was for the picture below...Grandpa Mel, his baby daughter Jane and little Tad...my father.


It is one of my very favorite pictures.  We had copies made and an enlargement for my dad for Father's Day.  A few days ago...I was digging in boxes, looking for my school pictures, when I found that same old envelope.  I couldn't tell who was in most of the pictures...there were a lot of "glamour shots" of teenage girls at a camp (Yellowstone, I think).  But one of the last negatives of the pile yielded a real treasure...




...Grandma Zetta and her children, taken the same day as the photo above.  This was just a few years after the Lost Plane adventures.  And she is wearing an apron...of course!  I was so grateful to find that old negative...just think, no one has seen this picture since the Depression!


I feel so blessed and happy today...almost like I was able to see Grandma Zetta again.
I miss her and Grandpa so very much.






4 comments:

vintage grey said...

These are wonderful photos! What special treasures to have of your family. Thanks for sharing! :) xo

Sandy said...

WOW, this post gave me goosebumps! I have tons of old negatives of photos my Dad took during WWII mostly up in Alaska, how did you get the photo made? Did you use your scanner or what???? What wonderful present you received in these photos! :)

Dorothy said...

Oh, how lucky you were to find this! I love the picture of your grandmother holding the baby, and the dog on the truck!! Too cute!
Thanks for sharing,
Dorothy and Wilma~~

Treasure Gardens Handcrafted Soap said...

Old photos are THEE best!! What a wonderful treasure for you and your family. Thanks for sharing with us!