My husbands Aunts sent him a family heirloom photo album dating 1869-1943. Wow.
It is amazing! There are hundreds of original photos of his father and grandparents. His grandad (John Long) built homes and there are several photos of homes he built in North Spokane. ( late 1890's and early 1900's)
It really got me thinking how one day we will all be gone. I will be gone. I was looking at a baby picture of his father who has been dead several years, and really feeling sentimental. Look at that baby, I was thinking. His soul was staring at me from the page. It made me ponder how fast time goes by. How life is precious, and fleeting.
It made me feel sad, but also fascinated about how people are so valuable. Knowing a little more about my kids genealogy is amazing. I look forward to studying both sides of my family when time permits. It is quite amazing to know where you come from, and see the pictures of those who are long gone, but not forgotten.
We have identified 3 homes for sure that her built here in Spokane and plan to write the owners letters.
I will share a few photos once we have them scanned and preserved.
BethAnn Long ~ Spokane Realtor- Coldwell Banker Tomlinson South Inc.
...there's no place like your home!