How did we ever do it?

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The husband asked me to find an old picture from his Marine Corps days last week.

You know, the one from the Pleistocene Era before digital photography… when you bought film, loaded it into a camera, took 24 pictures, unloaded the film, drove the film to a processor, waited a week to find out if any of your pictures turned out well and put the ones that did in a photo album.

As you’ve probably realized from my photo heavy blogs, I take a lot of pictures. Granted I took less then than I do now thanks to that glorious little delete button… but even back in the day I took a lot. So when the husband asked me to find that one special photo?

It would not be an understatement to say I was less than thrilled.

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Our house is positively stuffed with photo albums. They’re in the cupboards….

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On the corner of desks..

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In the drawers….

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And yes, stacked on the floor.

I combed through 72 photo albums before I cried Uncle and told him if he needed it that badly he could search the rest himself.

I think you know how that turned out.

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35 thoughts on “How did we ever do it?”

  1. I still have a film camera, and use it from time to time. There’s a darkroom facility here that offers classes. I’d love to try it out, along with the couple dozen other things I would also like to try. If I live so long.

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  2. I know I am going to get blasted, but I am pretty much the opposite. I am not a big fan of photographs. It is a reflection of what was. I am more into the reflection of what is going on “right now”. The fact that you have so many, and probably have not cracked many of those albums in years/decades tells me they really do not serve their intended purpose.

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  3. I remember seeing a bunch of his marine corps photos on the wall of the barn bar. Would one of them suffice?

    I trimmed our photo albums down from 60+ to 20 before we moved to Florida. Even 20 is a bit much . . . I may do more whittling soon.

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