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28
Nov

Throwing it Back to Childhood in the Bronx, New York City

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Throwing it back to childhood in the Bronx, rockin’ the metal skates and saddle shoes! I was around six years old in this photo. I’d like to say I learned to skate well, but metal on cement worked at cross purposes to my effort. Just out of the photo, three houses up, is the Hadley […]

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23
Nov

Why Knowing Your Family History Makes You a Stronger, More Resilient Person

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A photograph can be an instant of life captured for eternity that will never cease looking back at you. -Brigitte Bardot This is my great-great Aunt Lenore. She was one of those ladies that all children loved, and who loved all children. Going to her little apartment in Davenport, Iowa was delightful. It was even […]

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20
Nov

Here’s a Haunting Family Photo with an Equally Haunting History

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This image haunts me. I wish I knew more about the story behind it. Here’s what I do know…this is a photograph of my paternal grandfather, Enoch Lewis, with five of his six children, including my father, John Lewis, who is the third child from the left. The pictured was was taken in 1943, right […]

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18
Nov

Tricks and Tools for Removing Family Photos from Sticky, Deteriorating Magnetic Photo Albums

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The tell-tale signs are appearing – a yellow, brown or hazy fog is starting to emerge. These are the inevitable symptoms of aging magnetic photo albums. And many families have an abundance of albums like these, languishing on shelves around the world. Magnetic photo albums were a popular storage method for photos throughout the 1970s, 1980s […]

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16
Nov

Sisters with their Beloved Family Pet in the late 1950s

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My Dad owned a delicatessen in the city and our family lived next door to the store in a two-family home. In the summer of 1957, we were getting ready to move out to the suburbs since my Mom was pregnant with my brother and we needed more space. This picture of my sister and me […]

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16
Nov

Reliving Simple Memories by Time Traveling with Old Family Photos

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Sitting on my Mom’s lap, circa 1940s. I love so much about this photo, from the wallpaper to the chair, to the curtains. Being the oldest of six children, I had special times with mom. I don’t remember how old I was in this photo, but I’m guessing my sister, Lark, may have been down […]

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10
Nov

A Tender Hearted Tale of a Man Who Loved Nature and Animals

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“When our hearts turn to our ancestors, something changes inside us. We feel part of something greater than ourselves.” -Russell M. Nelson Sometimes, the best way to make sense of the present is to look to the past. After all, our stories started before us and will be continued by the next generation. Today, we […]

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07
Nov

The Reason We Are All Drawn To Those Boxes of Old, Dusty Photos in Antique Shops May Surprise You

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It was only fifteen minutes into the cleaning frenzy when I came across her photo. It was a vintage, black- and-white portrait of a young starlet, her long, wavy hair pinned gently back and a demure smile resting on her face as she looked away from the camera. Across the front, her signature was scrawled: Patricia […]

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04
Nov

Time Traveling to the Salt Lake City Zoo with Old Family Photos

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Oh hey, it’s Friday! This is my dad, circa 1966, being silly. For their honeymoon, my Mom and Dad toured Salt Lake City, including a visit to Hogle Zoo, where this photo was taken. Cute, huh? There’s also a photo of my mom doing the same thing. The lion is a drinking fountain. When they […]

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