Thursday, July 28, 2011

Adopted Ancestors


Adopted ancestors are difficult for me to leave behind when found at flea markets and garage sales, so they usually come home with me.



What were their dreams?


What were their trials and tribulations?


What  joys did they experience?


If they could  speak to us...


What stories would they tell?




Until next time, Honey
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39 comments:

  1. I love those old photos too. I always wonder abut their stories.

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  2. I buy them too! My family thinks I'm nuts, I like to give them names too. I'm crazy that way.

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  3. I am so blessed to have so many old pictures of my family. I dont need to buy any. But, I think it is wonderful that people buy them and treasure the pictures of those who they don't know.

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  4. Your pics are fabulous. I have a ton of my family, however I don't know much about them. Hugs, Marty

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  5. Lovely old photos, Honey. I agree with Ann, it's wonderful to know people buy them.

    —Kay, Alberta, Canada

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  6. Oh wow, you've got some really nice old ones!

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  7. I am totally a sucker for these old photos too -- I have quite a few of adopted ancestors :)

    Blessings!
    Gail

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  8. Honey, I always wonder how family photos ended up at thrift stores, garage sales and flea markets. It is really sad that no family existed or they just didn't want the photos. You have some great adopted ancesters.
    xo,
    Sherry

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  9. Oh honey, you're breaking my heart!! Great old photos! It would be hard to leave them behind!

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  10. I recently saw two large wonderful old portraits at the thrift store. They were so striking. I always wonder why these precious photos aren't with a family member. Was there no one to pass them down to? Did they not care? Did the family even know they existed? Love that you're adopting them!

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  11. Very nice post...
    Those old pictures tell us many things...
    Greetings from France,

    Pierre

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  12. I adore old photos and I call them my Instant Relatives!!

    LOL!!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  13. I always think it is so sad when these photos fall out of the family they belong to. Nice that others pick them up and enjoy them.

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  14. I look at them, but never buy. I often what their lives were like.

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  15. Adore looking at them & wonder. Have so many of our own tho,I never buy any.
    Great share, Honey.
    Have a beautiful PS weekend ~
    TTFN ~
    Marydon

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  16. i love these old postcards too and wonder about the people in them. It's like visiting an old house and wondering what stories the walls have to tell. You made a good find.
    Happy Pink Saturday!

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  17. Adopted Ancestors..what a wonderful word for these special photos that you just have to take home with you. I love these...I too wish I knew their stories.
    Happy Pink Saturday!
    xo Tami

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  18. Amazing, I just got done posting and was looking at the posts to visit and saw your pic and it looked similar to what I did this week and here I am reading and looking...great minds think alike, so funny, we are all so different but then so similar. Happy PS.

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  19. We have sold a lot of old photos over the years. Many folks do appreciate the window on a lost world they represent. I love them as well. Don't you wish you could communicate with them? The stories they could tell.
    Ruth

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  20. Those always tempt me but have so many of my own family, it seems a bit greedy to take on more! Love your adopted ancestor photos.

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  21. Thank you for visiting my Blog Adorn.
    Those old photographs are very special and I agree, the stories they could tell.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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    Melissah

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  23. I love to use old photos in my collage. I make copies so I don't destroy the originals. They so preserve the fashions and furniture of the day and some are funny and some are sweet but they are all special.

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  24. I adore old photos. They always look so full of charm and mystery.

    Veronica
    www.tasselsandtwigs.blogspot.com

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  25. These are hard to pass up aren't they!

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  27. How fun to see those photos. I also think about what their lives were like. Going through my mother in law's photos, I am seeing some old photos of people I don't know and wondering the same thing about them.

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  28. I enjoyed looking at your old photos. I too love old pictures. And yes, I adopt also. Very lovely. Karie

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  29. What lovely, old photographs! It is fun to look at them and wonder about the people's lives.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your nice comment about my slipcover :)

    xoxo
    Amanda

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  30. I love old photos, too, and always wonder about the people in them. It's sad to see them antque shops...and I sometimes wonder if my photos will one day have the same fate. Your blog is awesome!! Gorgeous photos!

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  31. Oh my gosh--you are SO right about adopted ancestors!!! These photos are beautiful...and so dreamy. Thank you for linking up to the Ooh-la-la Party!!!
    XO
    Cindy

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  32. I love the shells, keys and pearls! They look so pretty in your photos! ♥

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  33. wonderful and intriguing ... I love old photos and I also wonder about their history ... such stories if only photos could speak ???? a beautiful post .. hugz x
    I am following now xoxo

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  34. Loved seeing your "adopted ancestors". Beautifully displayed. Have you ever had someone mention that they knew any of them? That would be interesting. Lovely blog. Hugs, Gayle.

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  35. Thank you for sharing your "adopted ancestors".
    I adore old photographs, adopted or actual family and to sit and imagine their stories.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  36. Stopping by from Cindy's Oh La La Link Party. I feel the same way about adopting ancestors.

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