Do you keep old photos?

China
July 12, 2009 7:16am CST
Recently, I read in a newspaper a nearby park is soliciting old photos for its grand celebration. All through my life, I have taken pictures there, in my childhood, during my teenage, after graduation, my son's one month... These photos witness the long history of the park. I will not lose the chance. Do you keep old photos?
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@celticeagle (124525)
• Boise, Idaho
13 Jul 09
I have enherited some old old pictures from around the 40'2 and 50's that belonged to my grandmother. I also have some cute ones of my daughter and grandkids. I have kept a school picture for each year while my daughter was in school. Fun to watch the change each year and down through the years.
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@mjhicks (319)
• United States
13 Jul 09
Our family has always kept photos. Several of us were shutter bugs at one time or another. As long has photography has been around our family has taken advantage of being immortalized. I have boxes of really old photos from over 100 hears ago of my ancestors. I recently started getting all the old photos scanned to share with other family members and preserve them for even more generations.
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• Philippines
13 Jul 09
Yes we do really keep old photos. That's the only memories we had on the past few years. I have my baby photos. My mom used to keep that with a written dates on the back of the pictures. I really enjoying seeing those pictures.
@submerryn (1304)
• Malaysia
12 Jul 09
I do! Those are the most precious memory of my childhood! Those days, we dont have digital pics like today. Once gone we have to go look for the negative and all, the hassle! Today, photos are easily available and stored. But I still cherish most the pictures of yesterdays and yes, I do still keep them.
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@gr8life (6252)
• Malaysia
12 Jul 09
Hello zhuhuifen46, I don't really keep old photos and I am really regret about it. I have a few albums of my old photos but they are incomplete. When my son was born, I started to take his photos and keep them in my computer. Unfortunately, without realizing it, my husband deleted some of the important photos. It really broke my heart as I don't keep the photos anywhere else.
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@saurabhs (52)
• India
12 Jul 09
hi, i have been collecting photographs since i passed my intermediate.and i must say that its a very good way to keep your memories alive.i had few friends in intermediate but now we a separated so there is only one way to keep our memories alive i.e. photograph...whenever i am not in good mood i just look at the photographs and i am happy again...i would suggest everyone to keep photographs because those days never come back........
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@Preciousgem (1184)
• Philippines
12 Jul 09
Yes i always keep my old photo, since i was a baby until now, i place it in an album recently last friday i look at my old photo, and i remember the days that i was the famous baby in the town, i join in any king of presentation like singing and anything,like being a part of the wedding as flower girl, brides maid, many wedding that i join, and i have also the photos of my birthday and graduation through kinder to college, most of my life are captured, and i am also a bright kid.
@daliaj (5680)
• India
12 Jul 09
I don't keep old photos. I have only very few photos taken when I was a kid and during my studies. We didn't have a good album or a nice place to keep the picutres. I am so surprised to see pictures of my friends when they were babies. I miss my childhood and school days when I see that because I don't have any pictures to think about that. I didn't take care of them, so I lost them.
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@ckyera (17342)
• Philippines
12 Jul 09
well, i still have my baby pictures here, my pictures when i am just starting going to school...my mom also fond of keeping old photos...she's still keeping an old family picture where she is still a little girl... well its nice keeping old photos coz it will bring back happy memories! have a nice day!
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• China
14 Jul 09
It is fun to review old photos, esp. those taken during childhoon, which bring back happy memories. Thanks for responding.
@ckyera (17342)
• Philippines
15 Jul 09
yes...childhood photos are really nice to view again and again! i remember when i get a vacation on my grandma's house, she shows me an album, its her compilation of our old photos...i am surprised to see that she still have a picture of me i think i am just 3 or 4 months old then...hahaha...the only one that i have is my pic when i am 1 year old and i thought that's the oldest pic of me that i have and that's why i am so happy to see that and even a picture of my father and his siblings when they are still a young boy...hehehe...very nice and fun to look at!
• United States
14 Jul 09
Yes, we have old pictures from long ago like when my mother was a little girl. I have one picture of my mother who is 84 years old when is probably in the first grade. My mother's youngest sister has the rest of the pictures of my mother but she won't let us have them. I also have a picture of my daddy when he is about 10 years old and he would be 83 years old if he was still living today. I treasure these old pictures. Have a great day.
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• Philippines
13 Jul 09
I keep old photos. It's a good way of treasuring memories. We can see the before and after of ourselves, our families and our friends. It's fun relieving memories.
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• China
13 Jul 09
Yes,i do.These photos can help me to remember the past time.
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@123Chai (10)
• China
13 Jul 09
When I saw other people's old photos,I am always full of envy.Because I don't have the old photos of my own.Sometimes I complain to my parents that they should have kept my photos which can remind me of my childhood.Unfortunately,they told me all the photos disappeared when we moved.I can do nothing to get them back.I totally believe the old photos are a witness which record our different life at the past.Sometimes the old things just flowed swiftly you can't even have time to enjoy.The photo can recall our memery.The old photos have gone but now I try to keep the new one.
• Philippines
13 Jul 09
Yes, my family keeps our old photos as well. Although some have been submitted with our school projects back when we're still studying. But I can still provide some better pictures if we have that kind of SOLICITING OLD PHOTOS contest.
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• Malaysia
13 Jul 09
Yeah, absolutely. Still have my old school days of when I was a child even in my own purse! lol. They make the best memories in a conventional way, which to me is really sweet compared to these days digital photography thing (which I'm not saying is bad either). But old photos are great all right!
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• China
13 Jul 09
I want to keep old photos,but I do not have many old photos.When I was a little child, my family was very poor,we do not have much money to take photos.My oldest photo was took at the age of 10,then I was grade three in primary school.I wore the school uniform in the photo.Old photos keep many messages in the past time.When we read them in the future,they can remind us a lot of happy or unfotgettable things.When we grow old,we can share our past with our next generation.Now,when I take photos ,I will keep it and share them with my friends.
@joyadalia (1408)
• Philippines
13 Jul 09
Yes, I do. I have thousands of old photos at home
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@JoyfulOne (6240)
• United States
13 Jul 09
Absolutely! I keep each and every photo. The only ones I don't keep are ones with my thumb in em hahaha. To me, looking over life in photos is a nice way to remember the past: where we've been, how we dressed, and it's our own little pictoral history. Some photos, like those of my parents, and other relatives who are no longer here, I have put into scrap books to commemorate their lives and show all kinds of different sides to their personalities. I think old pics are great!
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@Ithink (10566)
• United States
13 Jul 09
I keep all my photographs, you never know when and who will be interested in them. Also to just look back and just see how things change are interesting.
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• China
13 Jul 09
It's really a pity that I do not have much old photos,for some reasons.But now I have my owe camera and take photos a lot.You know the fantastic feelings when looking at the photos.
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