Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Black & White Wednesdays ~ Five Stories

Tag.
I'm it!
Yesterday a blogging bud called on me
to choose five photos and use them to tell five stories in five days.
Thanks Dianna ~ I love this idea!

I'm gonna break the rules just a bit and invite you all to try.
Tag.
You're it!



Stacks and stacks of slides came up from the basement in dusty, moldy boxes. One by one I looked at each treasure, each hint of my father's past. It was fitting that, on the eve of Memorial Day, so many of the slides were from the years he spent serving our country in the Air Force. He traveled through Europe, a young ROTC grad with his architecture degree. With each city...each slide...a story came to him. Tales of friendships, and runway reconstructions. He talked of lessons learned from great buildings and diverse cultures. An adventure that began as I held one slide up to the afternoon light kept us wandering the globe until long after dark.

Stories were told that I'd heard before, and many new stories were shared. Bit by bit, a picture came into focus. A picture of the young man who was to become my father just a few short years later. These formative years shaped this man I love so dearly. And I enjoyed every precious second of hearing him share his adventures.

We made a deal this weekend. I'm going to edit the photos, send him the digital files, and he's going to write his stories. All of them. It'll be my job to tie them all together and....write a book? Who knows. At the very least, a one-of-a-kind scrapbook is in our future!! I love that we found a project to share, even thought we're miles apart. Who knew so much life could be hidden inside a moldy box in the basement!!?!



My Memory Art
Please join me and share your
Black & White photos!
I'm also linking up with

{Don't forget - I tagged you all! Please join in - find five photos and tell five stories in five days!}




23 comments:

  1. Facinating story there! A project worth doing!

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  2. A heartwarming story. Will read the others too.
    Thanks for hosting

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  3. a picture indeed paints a thousand words :)

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  4. What a special project. Will bring you and your father even closer.

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  5. I love your photo and I love your story even more. Great choice to kick off this challenge.

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  6. Oh, that would definitely be such a worthy and meaningful project!

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  7. Life is a long story, isn't it! Tom The Backroads Traveller

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  8. What a beautiful photo. How wonderful to find these old slides and to have this project to share with your father.

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  9. What a wonderful project to share with your dad!

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  10. What a wonderful project! It makes me miss my dad.

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  11. I love this!! My dad was a photographer in the slide days and love the glimmer of a memory we get as we hold them up to the light.

    I may try to take this challenge on for next week!

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  12. I love this!! My dad was a photographer in the slide days and love the glimmer of a memory we get as we hold them up to the light.

    I may try to take this challenge on for next week!

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  13. A great shot, i like this !
    Greetings from ermany

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  14. Briliant, brilliant, briliant! I am so glad you got those slides out of the darkness of the basement and into the light of day where they BELONG! Taking up your challenge starting with today's post.

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  15. A most wonderful idea, excellent story, good luck and happy trails as you go along.

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  16. Sounds like a good plan! What a treasure that is going to be! How fun!

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  17. What a beautiful find and something to cherish. It will be fun to read his stories.

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  18. what a special slide and story, i have not seen a slide in many years!! i wondered what you felt, when you held it in your hand??!!

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  19. Love the photo of the slide and your Dad's life and photos would make a great book!

    Happy weekend coming to you,
    artmusedog and carol

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  20. What a cool idea and a interesting story to go with it

    mollyxxx

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  21. I second what Kathy McB said: Brilliant! What a great photo, it tells of so many stories... I can't wait to hear more. This photo/story project begs me to ask my parents about their childhood and past, of which I know very little...

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