Pictures, Frames, Family and History

@Carolyn63 (1403)
United States
January 23, 2013 12:27pm CST
I have been very busy. There used to be family photos here in my office. Some my father in law took with him after he retired. Some he removed due to divorce. I wanted family photos back in my office, especially since he has passed on. The family has been fractured for some time really. But I hope this helps bring everyone closer. I know I've already spent $100 at least on frames and just a few photos I needed. I'm still waiting on a family photo from one sister in law. On one wall is photos of my husband's family and myself. On the other, my family. It just seems to feel better in here, even though I'm not done. Does that make sense? We have obtained a few photos of my father in law at work from when he was young, that used to hang here. They are part of the history of the family business. So it's like they've come home. Out in the main part of the shop, my husband plans on creating a little nook for old tools and auto related items, such as antique car tags, rare items, etc. It's his way of sharing memories and history. I think both are wonderful ways to treasure the years spent working together, and of family. Are there special ways you incorporate family and history in your workplace?
2 responses
@ctryhnny (3463)
• United States
23 Jan 13
I don't work but my apartment is full of family pictures. I also keep a big piece of black poster board up in my living room with the very old pictures of my family. It's mostly my kids but I found some of my Mom to add to it. Whenever someone comes to my apartment that's the first thing they ask me about. My kids love looking at it and seeing how cute they were as kids.
@Carolyn63 (1403)
• United States
23 Jan 13
How lovely. See, I have only known my family for a few years. I was adopted. The pictures from when I was little mean so much to me! My dad sent me my kindergarten graduation certificate. I think it's a treasure. I went 40 plus years without my parents. My dad is a gem. He is always honest, even at the risk of hurting me. He accepts me even though he doesn't agree with everything I've done in my life. So, every little trinket, time spent together, it's cherished.
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
23 Jan 13
I think your husband has a wonderful idea and I think you wanting to have family photos around just rocks! I have photos of my granddaughters next to my bed so they are the first thing I see every morning...I love having the photos all around my house. Makes it not quite so loney with them all being gone. I don't have alot of family history around though.....just trinkets from my grandparents etc.
@Carolyn63 (1403)
• United States
23 Jan 13
Thanks Jill. We have a few treasures, for example an old truck that has been in the family for years. Of course we have the family business. Trinkets and treasures are different for everyone. If something happened to my father, I don't care about money. There is a little trinket I am purchasing for him that makes me think of him and I'd like to have it back under such circumstances. I told me mom, leave me your favorite shirt, scarf, whatever. I don't need the antiques. Give them to my siblings. Know what I mean. And yes, having photos around since my father is so many miles away is a blessing. Just thinking of him makes me smile. Cards, letter, photos, they are true treasures.