I read somewhere that the average American household has approximately 5000 photos in it. I do not have the average American house. Until recently I printed an average of at least 100 to 150 photos after each adventure. If you multiply that by 48 US states and over 50 countries worldwide that is way more than 5000 photos.
Again thinking of our friend and his belongings, he didn't have children, I wondered what would happen to my stuff after I depart on my final journey. Would my girls or anyone want any of my photos? With hundreds of photo albums in my office what would be done with them?
My photos have always brought me comfort looking back through them and also inspiration to continue on more adventures. But after receiving the sad news I spent yesterday afternoon beginning the process of digitalizing my old photos. It seems digital might be a more efficient method of storing my old photos.
I didn't just want to throw them away because in the future I am hoping that they will help me as my memory deteriorates. I am also hoping that the pictures along with my books will tell my story of my life to future generations.
As for the photos that have other people in them after they are digitalized I will see if they are interested in keeping them before they go out of my house and into the photo abyss.
What do you do with all photos?
And to Jeff, rest in peace my dear friend and thanks for so many wonderful memories.
Sept. 22, 1953 - Oct. 5, 2014
Life is short ... live it
Love is rare ... grab it
Anger is bad ... dump it
Fear is awful ... face it
Memories are sweet ... cherish them.