For every photo and every family the family stories will be different – even if you asked two people who were at the same event and writing down a story from the same photo. That is what makes this exercise unique to you.
My suggestion for this week is to choose some favourite photos of your family, but first of all photocopy the photos and store the original photos in envelopes that are made from a high quality, non-acidic, lignin-free paper. Now taking each photo write down the date, and what is going on, who is in the photo, and who isn’t. Who was the photographer? If you're in the photo what were you feeling or thinking at the time?
You can use notebooks or using Microsoft word, type the information and insert your photo into the document, print and keep in folder or a just save to a folder on your desktop. Use any method that suits you.
This photo is of me as a baby, wasn't I a chubby baby! My mother is holding me and she told me that as she and her sister-in-law were walking up Queen Street in Auckland, New Zealand - the main shopping area in Auckland city - a photographer took our photo.
Do you have any favourite family photos you would like to write family stories about?
Please share your stories, would love to read about them,
Until next time
Happy hunting, or writing