I remember growing up how big taking a picture was. You didn't get many on a role, and it's not super cheap to get them developed. So the good ones made it into photo albums. My mom was GREAT at these. She'd do mini ones from trips we went on, birthdays, anniversaries, etc. She'd write when/where/and maybe a fun caption under them. It was Facebook before facebook. You'd look through them together. Talk and laugh about what was happening at the time. It became another moment...a family memory.
Are those times gone? I take so many picutures it's insane. And each one I can add to Facebook right away. Caption and all. I do it so often my phone has too many for me to have the time/money to take them in and get them all printed, just to slowly lay them out in albums, and then have to write out the captions by hand. Whew. Have they gone the way of corded phones? Now just a distant memory and constant reminder that yes, I am old(in my daughters eyes.)
Without photo albums from the past, I wouldn't be able to get this picture up on my blog today. It's of my Mom(Sharon) and my Dad(Dick) on the day they were married. May 4, 1964 looks pretty cool to me.