Thursday, June 26, 2014

A Window Into History

Aren't  these pics amazing? There's nothing like old photos. They're like a window to the past. There's so much in one pic.

And the feel of them! There's nothing like it. When you hold an old photograph, you can feel the love and work the photo developer put into it to get these pictures. Anyone who has developed their own photos will know how much work goes into it.

These two pics are of my family (top is mom side and bottom is dad side).

The last couple nights I've been having inklings to research my family. Of course, I don't know much about my family. I only know back to my grandparents on one side and a great grandmother on the other. Its kind of sad really. I'm hoping to talk to my family though to get more information... if we have any.. it's hard because my dad doesn't like talking about the past (I didn't even know that he had aunts and uncles!) and my mom doesn't seem to know very much (she's the youngest in the family so it's like she only knows bit sand pieces).

Last names:

Man... it took so long to find those names. It's also harder since I don't read or write Chinese. It's going to be a difficult ride for me! But, I'm going to start first by taking that Ancestry DNA test... see where that leads me... then I might go looking back for actual people. I'm hoping that I'll be able to contact some of my aunts and uncles for some information. Possibly try and get my parents to help. One of my great aunts is still alive (now she has a crazy story!)... maybe one day I can visit her and maybe she could tell me some things.

Wow. Way past my bed time... Until next time... Wish me luck! Haha.

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