I got a package in the mail the other day. From Norway!
Some time ago I was standing in an Antique Shop looking at old photos(Imagine that). One of our neighbors happened to be in the shop when I ran across a photo that had Bedstemor written on the back. Russ said “That is Grandmother.” Good enough for me. I bought the photo..because 1. She was a Grandma 2. The rest of her name was on the photo.
Turns out she was the Great Aunt of Conrad Hilton and I can retire on a deserted island. (Just checking to see if you are still reading.) Yes she really is a Hilton. Just wishing on the island.
Anyways I sent her on the way to Liv her Great Great Granddaughter who had never seen a photo of her before. Liv lives in Norway and she knit me mittens! Beautiful hand knit mittens. I will treasure them!
IF you want to read the whole story here is the link. Full Circle 50!! Yes, I have returned 73 photos in 50 Full Circle posts to family, forgotten photos that I have purchased in antique shops, at garage sales and flea markets. Cool..It is a really fun hobby! I work with two researchers, Karl (Iggy) and Sue (Abra), if I am ever lost send those two after me..it is mind boggling the information that they can come up with. Iggy searches public records and Abra is our link to Ancestry. I have met Abra..she and I have been online friends for about four years now, she lives in Minnesota. Iggy lives in Pennsylvania..I sure would like to meet him some day just to give him a great big hug!
Some photos are found through a simple search for a name..That is how Liv found the photo of her Great Great Grandmother.
Everyday is an adventure over at Forgotten Old Photos. One day Abra emailed me the name of a person on Ancestry that would be contacting me about a photo..low and behold it was our old next door neighbors in North Dakota…that surprised even me. That blog does take some time…I just finished scanning all the old photos I have on hand until I purchase more. I won’t be running out of old photos for that blog for a very long time:)