How Our Old Family Photos Make Memories More Real
Old photos make memories real, even if we weren’t able to experience them personally.
Meet my family, Latu (left) and Kolo (right). This photo was taken in the Island Kingdom of Tonga, in the village of Mau’fanga, during the early 1950s.
In Latu and Kolo’s arms are two of their children. The oldest child, sitting in Kolo’s lap, is my Grandma.
Kolo left Tonga to travel to London for the celebration of the ending of World War II. He knew he would not be able to see the birth of his daughter. And While Kolo was in London, Latu gave birth.
Kolo received the news and lit up like the sun. So, they named the little girl “Of a Ki Londoni” which means “Love to my father in London.” The meaning of my Grandma’s name is so special. My heart melts every time I hear it.
I will forever cherish this moment, even if I was never there. ~shared by @kikamoala