So I've been looking through old photos. I'm hoping to have them all scanned at some point but for now I'm picking and choosing photos that are particularly special or meaningful. I've realized after posting some photos over at facebook that I was such a lucky child. I grew up with an extended family that showered each other with love. My brother and I are the youngest of the first cousins and our mother was the baby in her family and the beloved Aunt to many. I remember wonderful times at my Aunt's homes in West Roxbury, Roslindale, and Hyde Park and Marshfield. Family gatherings were always celebrations. I remember many hour long car rides to and from such events. I think one of the reasons I am enjoying this scanning project so much is that the photos bring back so many wonderful memories from my childhood. Not only did we travel north, but there were many times when family came to visit with us by the beach. So much fun. I wish that I could give these experiences to my own children. Unfortunately times are different. We create our own kinds of memories but it is nothing like what my mother created for us..... Just a different time I guess.