Photographs invoke a story to be told.
One can travel into the lives and times of people and places especially of those people we hold so dear.
Memory is a living thing ~ it too is in transit. But during its moment, all that is remembered joins and lives ~ the old and the young, the past and the present, the living and the dead.Eudora Welty
Since 2020, five dear people in my life have passed away.
Each leaving behind a treasure trove of memorabilia in the forms of photographs, letters and journals.
As I mentioned in my previous post, Meanwhile, I have been spending my time going through old photographs and letters in the hopes of compiling a family history-story-journal-scrapbook thing.
So far, I have found a few gems such as beloved family recipes!
The Apple Sauce Cake was a staple every year at Christmas thanks to my Great Aunt D.
When she passed, my Aunt A took up the tradition.
Over the past few years, however, my Aunt A has not been able to make the family Apple Sauce Cake.
In going through my Mom’s things three years ago, I found the recipe typed onto a sheet of paper and picked up our family tradition of makeing Apple Sauce Cake for Christmas.
Recently, after my Aunt J’s passing, I came across the original handwritten recipe from my Great Aunt D!
Another gem I found was of this breath taking photograph of my grandmother.
On the back, in my grandmother’s hand, she wrote: “Glacier National Park going to The Sun Mountain August 1964”
A beautiful memory captured in a beautiful snapshot.
Though, I was not alive when this photograph was taken, I would like to think “all that is remembered joins and lives ~ the old and the young, the past and the present, the living and the dead.“
4 thoughts on “Snapshots: A View of a Story”
I love family photos, especially those taken before my time. The recipe…what a gem💕
This is very touching and beautiful. Ironically, I had planned to write a blog post about passing down old recipes! I will keep you updated about it! Again, this is lovely; I love the quote too. 🤍
Thank you so much ❤️
I look forward to your post on passing down recipes!