Whether I share old photographs in a blog post or not, I never miss the fun of Throwback Thursday. It's an opportunity to look in the rearview mirror and appreciate everyone who's been a part of my life. There's a great quote I've shared many times in the past by Alfred Lord Tennyson:
"I am a part of all that I have met."
All of the people and events in our lives are the secret ingredients making us who we are. Whether they were good times, hard times, or just plain bad times, they've contributed to things we do today. They're all a part of what makes each of us unique.
Going back to 1999, one of the holiday "events," that I love looking back on, was a good old fashioned towel fight with my Dad. When they first started, I was probably only twelve, and my mother would be screaming, "Ralph, don't hurt him!" Dad would laugh until he cried regardless of whether he was handing out the snap or receiving it! Years later, Mom would be screaming, "Skip, don't hurt your father!"
I know I shared a couple of these in a post about my Dad a few years back, but it's holiday time. Turning back the clock and savoring those moments from the past is a little bit about what the holidays are all about.
It's a time to cherish those family traditions and moments out of the past that help keep family and friends we've lost immortal. And when I look at these images, I can hear my Dad laughing, and all of us behaving like the lunatics we were.
Being in the industry and business owners, it's so easy to forget the power photographs have to turn back the clock. We get caught up in the day-in-day-out stress of business and forget our product line isn't really about photography, but being magicians and helping people capture memories allowing them to turn back the clock in seconds!
From the recipes that grandma made to looking back at memorable times together, give yourself a holiday moment before the end of the year and enjoy a trip down Memory Lane!
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