Stories are the currency of our past, present and future.
Stories are the currency of our past, present and future. Without them, we are bankrupt.
Our old family photos trigger those stories.
Meet my great grandma, Heleni, who is reading a book to my 4-year-old aunt Magdalene. The year was 1949, just after the Civil War in Athens, Greece.
My grandma describes her mother Heleni as a wise woman who adored reading books, even though she had a very basic school education.
Heleni worked as a seamstress in a corset factory.
She looks very traditional with a scarf over her hair, but my grandma says her deepest desire was to see all of her children finish college. And she did – all of her children completed college before Heleni passed away at 98 years old.
This is one of many truly beautiful old photos of my family. I have scanned each photo in order to preserve them and the stories they tell.
These photos always remind me of my family’s struggles and strong values. ~shared by @aggelika_tz
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