The old saying is definitely true: “A picture is worth a thousand words.”

I also remember a song with these lyrics: “If a picture paints a thousand words, then why can’t I paint you?”

Memories–we all have them. Some are remembered much better than others and some are even crystal clear, while others fade into the dark recesses of our minds never to be heard from again. One thing can help keep memories alive–a photograph!

Many families have lots of photographs. Have you ever sat down with your family to identify the people in some old photos? This exercise is an important one. A photograph is a great memory-keeper but only if we can identify the people in the photograph 5o years later. Some families choose to write the names on the back of the photograph. Now, digital photographs can be marked in a similar way on the front of the photograph.

I have suggested before on this blog that there is nothing quite like a physical photograph. Placing family photos in an album is a great way to keep memories alive for a long, long time. Digital frames are nice, too, but they require electricity or battery power. Albums only require human energy to turn each page as the photographs jog precious memories.

Do you have some photographs that bring back special memories for you?


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