Daily Prompt:  Grainy

When my grandmother died I found a large box of pictures.  It was so sad to me because most of the pictures were grainy and I couldn’t tell who was in the pictures.  What a shame that part of my history was lost as most of them, I am sure were old family pictures.

When Mom(I called my grandmother Mom) was alive, we did go through some pictures she had kept willy-nilly in a box and of course, there was nothing written on the back of them to identify who was in them.  I am so grateful that we took the time to go through that box of pictures then.  Even she had trouble remembering some of the people from her past.

In an age when pictures are taken so often to memorialize events, it is a shame that we don’t take the time to make notations about the subject matter and the date taken.  Today we are fortunate enough to have digital photography.  The benefit of it is that we don’t have to have the film developed.  But, we become even laxer about notations on our photos.

I have already taken pictures of my grandchildren and if I do not upload them to my computer in individual files I lose details about the events.  I have been working really hard to correct this.  For one thing, I have set my camera to keep the date for each photo but not put it on the photo itself.  I  have found this to be a great help.  Then I just rename the file on my computer to whatever the event was.  It works for me.

I realize that many of you out in Blogsville already knew this, but since I have just figured it out I thought maybe someone else was having the same issue.


The Weekly Smile #85

The Weekly Smile #85


This week I had a lot to smile about. My friend who I have been staying with retired from Disney’s Animal Kingdom.  I was able to attend her retirement party with her husband at the park.  I can already see the difference in her since she no longer has to work. She is so relaxed now.  We’ve been friends for almost 50 years so I feel so blessed to have been able to share in this celebration with her.  Her granddaughter Alyssa started at Animal Kingdom in the college program.  This is Dottie passing the Disney torch to her.  🙂


Then the next day we drove over to Vero Beach to visit with Dottie’s niece who vacations there with her family every year.  I hadn’t seen her niece since she was a kid.  Now she has adult children!  Her mother was there and it had been years since I had seen her too. They had a feast, a smorgasbord of wonderful dishes for supper and it was just delicious, something they do with friends on the last night of their stay.  It was a wonderful day for the beach and even the sharks thought so.  There were a few swimming right along the beach.  Unfortunately, I wasn’t ready with my camera.  But it was cool to see them in the wild.  🙂  Then the activities director had set up a bubble stand.  I hadn’t blown bubbles for I don’t know how long.  Maybe when my oldest grandchild was little.  Anyway, I jumped in and had a good time.


I spent the weekend with my son and his family. We took Isabella to the Children’s Museum of Miami and had a great time with her.  Then Isabella and I walked some miles through her building.  She lives in an 11-floor condo building and just loves to walk the halls.  She’s 18 months old and walking has given her new freedom.  It was just the thing to chase away her shyness with me.  🙂


Then Dottie and I went to Magic Kingdom at Disney for the day.  We did some shopping and I got a few photos.  🙂


I had a wonderful week.  I will be driving back to NC on the weekend.  Frank no longer needs a nurse and Dottie is blissfully happy in her retirement.