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When I saw Linda Hill’s prompt for today’s SoCS event I was almost giddy. 🤭 If you didn’t already know, it was to use the word collect any way you want!

Oh my God, where do I even start? My hubby and I both come from long lines of collectors and my sons have been collectors as well. As a child I collected everything from Barbie accessories to rocks and as an adult I had a pretty nice Barbie collection that I handed down to my granddaughters.

I have collected cookie jars, depression glass, seashells, beer caps, buttons, turtles and ocean related items as well as recipes and movies, books, well....you get the picture. 

And, speaking of pictures, perhaps my greatest collection habit involves images. I love photography and have been called a photo hoarder by family members. Before digital and google cloud photo options, I captured, printed and put photos into albums. In fact, I have a trunk full of such albums. As my sons have grown and started families of their own, I have slowly reduced my cache so that they might have a bit of history to carry on this addictive legacy. 

But it isn’t just about taking random photos for me, but rather about collecting moments. These are the moments that might be lost forever or at least filed in a memory bank and long forgotten. For me life is too precious not to savor, share and cherish, holding the beauty of it in your mind whenever you need to feel uplifted or reminded of all that you have done and been.  I can do this with photos.

Most of you know I love nature and have been able to collect pieces of it over the years through photography. 

























All these moments were my treasures and they are all unique. 

Then there are the people I treasure, again best collected moments saved for posterity through photography. So, I say to any who would call me a photo hoarder, “Who cares? When the years pass and things fade, I can take out my memories and revisit them anew, making a lost memory a new experience.”
 








































Yeah, I’m a collector alright.  Have had lots of things to call mine but most of them have been passed others whom I thought might enjoy them. But the images I capture with my electric eye are forever. They remind us that we left our heart prints in this universe and that can’t be sold, traded or changed. 



All images are the copyrighted material of mine
Cheryl KP 2021

Comments

  1. Oh my goodness, Cheryl, this is the best post ever! I love your photography, and you’d be crazy to get rid of your photos. Did you change the look of your blog? It seems fuller. In any case, I totally enjoyed this.

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    1. Thanks Dan! I can’t let my memories go any more than the ones who inspired them. 😊No I haven’t had time to change anything on the blog yet but I’m glad you thought it looked good. Happy holiday weekend.

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  2. Immortality does exist. What you are doing is keeping your history alive. And I think that is an honourable feat.

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    1. Thanks Pam. So many happy moments worthy of saving. 🙂

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  3. This is beautiful, Cheryl. The images are wonderful, but the memories you've shared...priceless! 🥰

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  4. Beautiful photos. Moments are SO precious! I have thinned out my collections since retiring. Now I only have my cobalt blue glass, my poison bottles and my perfume bottles. Hubby is quite a collector, too.

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  5. Your photos are beautiful. Moments are so special and so fleeting. I have thinned out most of my collections with the exception of my cobalt blue glass, my poison bottles and my perfume bottles. I am not sure my children will want to deal with them when I am gone.

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  6. Your photos are beautiful. Moments are so special and so fleeting. I have thinned out most of my collections with the exception of my cobalt blue glass, my poison bottles and my perfume bottles. I am not sure my children will want to deal with them when I am gone.

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  7. It can get crowded with dual collecting. My hubby has always collected things, including vintage cameras. Now my son who works in the film industry has those. I have one piece of cobalt blue glass that my aunt gave me. I love it.

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  8. Cheryl, your kids and grandkids will one day be glad that you kept so many photos. That is one thing I wish I had more of from my own parents, who didn't have digital or cloud options as my brother and I were growing up. I love your photos of family, you capture life and emotion so well. Do what you need to do to pass on your familial legacy and don't let anyone tell you otherwise.

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    1. Oh thanks so much Mary. I treasure the photos I have from my own growing up years. The children, now that they are grown, do appreciate that I saved these moments for them.

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  9. Oh, by the way, I was a collector at one time - unicorns, cat stuff, coke stuff, Harley stuff, etc. I've had to pare down over the years, but part of the fun of collecting is the hunt for our own personal junk.

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  10. Sounds like fun things to collect. It does get overwhelming after awhile, especially if you are collecting multiple things. And when multiple people in one house collects...🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️😂

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