Day 14: (May 10) Took all the photos out of their frames, sorted them into loose photo boxes I already had. Most of those photos were duplicates and their originals were already organized in my albums. These extras were available for usage for school projects, montages, or for giving to friends and family. Acknowledging that they were excess, I still decided to hold onto them, in case the kids wanted to access them or keep them, and therefore not disturb my original albums. Through the years, I must admit, the boxes got sloppy and the photos were just thrown in haphazardly. Today, although so time consuming, I enjoyed sorting them by years and had fun revisited my past once again. Glancing at my old photographs brings me lots of joy, but that’s just me.
The really archival photo books were all in such diverse sizes and and were clumsy and broken as I blogged about earlier. So for now, I taped heavyweight cardboard to preserve their spines, labeled each one. Gave the heavy albums more support and will make the the packing easier. Another day, another time, I will consider scanning them all onto my computer, (it would probably take months????)
My last 25 years of photo albums are all organized in uniform books and are displayed in a bookcase in my den, to be enjoyed at any time. I refer to them often because they are accessible and housed in a beautiful space. The new rental space will not be able to accommodate them in the same way, so I am sad they have to boxed and perhaps be rarely viewed. I will dread considering them as buried treasure.