Aunt Ruth loves to have young people in her house, and this past weekend, my youngest son and I spent a glorious day with her. Of course, it starts with a great deli sandwich (on rye, of course) includes a good pickle, lots of laughs, followed by comfortable conversation.
My son is showing Aunt Ruth his pictures, and as you can see, they are on his phone. She offered to show him hers. "I don't think young people appreciate pictures like these anymore. They are like show-and-tell when we were in school. I show you a picture and tell you the story."
I'm not offering a judgement on photo storage, but I can assure you that without the albums, our family would not be as rich in story.
We are grateful to Aunt Ruth for keeping us all by her side for another round of family history... and for the sandwich! May you be inspired to hang out with some of your elders and listen to their life tales, but if you can't stay for the show, at least enjoy a sandwich.