Friday, October 12, 2007

Show and Tell Friday: treasured moments

Welcome, and thank you for joining me for another Show and Tell! Thank you, Kelli, for graciously hosting Show and Tells on your blog every Friday, to the enjoyment of so many.

This week, I'm going to share with you my baby photo album. Scroll down to see the front cover and pictures, and click to enlarge.

All of the photos were taken by my Mom, and most of them were developed by Mom as well - in the old-fashioned, pre-digital way. Photography has been Mom's hobby for years, and brought many hours of fun to her and all her family.

It wasn't as easy as it is for most of us today with our digital cameras, but Mom still made the effort to capture those priceless, treasured moments, knowing they will be remembered with joy in the years to come.

Isn't there something wonderfully nostalgic in those black-and-white photographs? I so enjoy looking through them, and appreciate them as family treasures that will be passed to the next generation. The oldest photographs in all our family photo albums are dated to the 1930's.

PS: The boy you will see next to me in the first picture (on the left) was kindly nursed by my mother, as his own mother was unable to breastfeed. Wasn't it wonderfully generous of her?

I hope you are all having a lovely day, and I'm wishing you the most splendid weekend. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all the lovely comments and emails you generously sent this week. And a special 'thank you' to all the dear ladies who took the time to contact me personally and share their kindness and wisdom. I feel so blessed by being 'introduced' to you all through blogland!





































38 comments:

Hootin'Anni said...

Fabulous....to have possession of such a great array of old photos! Wow.

My show n tell is shared, won't you drop by and have a candy or two?

Penless Thoughts said...

A treasure indeed!
Susan

Mimi said...

love your baby pictures... you can still see the resemblance between the baby pictures and your present day pictures...

Terry said...

Fabulous photos, Anna!

Mrs Amy said...

What great photos! It is so easy to foget the old ones with all our new technology. I must track down my baby album...

blessings
Amy

Becky K said...

Anna, those look amazing! Your mother did a terrific job....I took 4 years of black and white photography in high school - I miss it immensely. That is definitely a treasure to be had and I know your future children will love looking at their mom in it too!

Sammybunny said...

what lovely memories for you! I know that you will treasure those for all your years! Photo albums are so priceless are they not?

Hope your day is wonderful and that you spend it happy!

~Sammybunny

Julia said...

You were a beautiful baby! I'm a few years older than you, but all my pictures are in color. I love the look of black and white.

Anna S said...

Julia, color photographs became common a good few years later in my home country.

Lindsy said...

You have such sweet pictures! And they look so classic and nice.

I agree with somebody else about the resemblance between the toddler you and current you.

Tracy said...

I love that you cherish all of these things from your family's past.

Anonymous said...

You certainly were a cute baby!! And so happy & smiley, too. (o: No doubt these photos will becaome only more precious to you as time goes by. Thanks for sharing.

Brenda

Anna S said...

PS: The boy you see next to me in the first picture (on the left) was kindly nursed by my mother, as his own mother was unable to breastfeed. Wasn't it wonderfully generous of her?

AnneK said...

Aw, aren't you cute? All smiles and chubbiness. Any idea what the boy is doing now? It WAS very sweet of your mom to do that.

Lady_MSnow said...

I love the old photos!

Anna S said...

Annie,

We don't keep as much in touch with that family, but we have met several times during the years; the boy grew up in excellent health and is a thriving adult now. We were born on the same day and in the same hospital! Isn't that cool?

Candy said...

I love it..The album looks so beautiful..I love those types of albums. And black and white photos.
Very lovely Anna! :)

Kristy Jo said...

i always love looking throgh my old baby book! it makes me smile. So i have always tried to be up to date wtih my childrens baby books to they will one day be able to look back at them as well. what a wonderful keepsake!

JoAnn said...

Those are the cutest pictures. Thank you so much for sharing them with us. :)
JoAnn

Mrs. Brigham said...

Beautiful pictures, Anna!

The gift your mother gave that little boy is so wonderful! When I was exclusively pumping, I wound up pumping such a plentiful supply of milk that I could not only keep Peapod fed, but filled the freezer with a huge stash of milk, and was able to donate to the local milk bank. They typically used the milk for preemies and poor little babies who were born with drug addiction and other serious problems. Sharing mother's milk is an important gift to give to little ones in need!

Amy ~ (Life's Small Treasures) said...

How neat! I love to look through old photos. The fact your mom took them and put so much work into them makes them that much more special! Thanks for sharing.
~Amy

Laura @ Laura Williams' Musings said...

I love black and white photos liek this. Thanks for sharing.

my first show and tell is up

BethanySue, CFO said...

Your blog is always so pleasant and beautiful. I really enjoyed this post.

Kelly said...

Oh how beautiful. Being a photographer myself I'm always worried that I take too many photos of my daughter and family life in general. It's nice to know it will be appreciated. My own family kept very few photos and albums and what little they have isn't documented at all. Probably why I take so much time to put together albums and such, for my daughter.
It must be so nice to have these sort of momentos.
Kelly

Jordin said...

You were such a cute little girl! I like the one of you in the stroller. :)

That was a most generous gift that your mother gave. What a wonderful story!

Anita said...

Anna, your family is really blessed with such wonderful photos and I am sure they will all be treasured forever!

Thanks for sharing!

Best wishes from Germany, Anita

Crystal said...

Those are wonderful pictures. It's so great that your family has saved such neat pictures.

I really love the cover of the album too!

Kristi said...

Those are beautiful pictures! That is neat to know how your mother helped to nurse that little boy. God bless her!

nannykim said...

What a nice thing to have; the old photo albums really help to reinforce memories!! I can remember some things since I was 2 or 3 because we constantly looked at the albums when we were little!

Alexandra said...

Those pictures are adorable! I love the black and white, and your mother did a wonderful job at catching special moments.

Jenny said...

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God Bless,

Jenny

Quinne said...

Hi Anna :) Thanks so much for sharing these wonderful pictures. What a thoughtful Mom to have made such a keepsake for you. Blessings! Q

Barbara H. @ Stray Thoughts said...

What a wonderful treasure! It's so special knowing that your mom not only took the pictures and arranged them into albums, but that she actually developed them, too.

Sharon said...

These are great pictures! I can't believe that your mother developed them herself! How wonderful to have such a treasure! She sounds like a lovely lady!

Blessings! Sharon

Julia said...

Interesting! Where is your home country?

Jane said...

You have a beautiful photo alblum from your childhood. I too like old black and white photos!!

It appears that your mother was truly knew how to "love her children" - and left you with wonderful reminders of her love - in the memories you have and the heirlooms that have been passed down!

Thanks for sharing,
Jane

Sara said...

That's a fabulous memento/keepsake of your babyhood, thanks for sharing it with us. I've got one of those too; just lately I was fascinated to see some comments my mom had written about me when I was just a toddler. For some reason, I never read it before. All mothers should do this for their children - it can mean a lot to them, even when they are mothers and grandmothers themselves, decades later!

Karen said...

How precious!

I always wanted to try donating milk, but for one reason or another I haven't been able to (yet). Maybe if we are blessed with another baby I can! What a wonderful gift to give a baby!