A couple of years ago I decided I wanted to take photos of all of the places I have ever lived, at least the ones I was aware of! I spent three days driving, photographing and viewing these places. I was fortunate enough to have lived in the same basic vicinity most of my life which cut on travel, time and costs.
It has been very interesting for me to see the changes some of these dwellings and areas have gone through. Some areas and homes improved and some went downhill. Most have been painted and look quite different from when I lived there. Of course, many years have passed, so these dwellings were bound to have changed. When I was very young, one or two areas where I used to live are not good areas currently, so I enlisted my husband to drive along with me. I am not sure he understood the importance to me of why I wanted these photos, or why I would go to these areas, but he was a good sport about it!
As I was in different areas, I also took pictures of some of the homes where my grandparents had lived. One house in particular was very nicely fixed up and even had an added second floor! One home I had no recollection of at all.
How many times have we enjoyed looking at pictures of the homes our ancestors lived in? One day someone may want to know where I actually lived! Even if no one really wants to know, I have REALLY enjoyed revisiting and digitizing these places. Some are of apartments where I have lived, one is even of a duplex. A couple are of houses where I may have lived for just a couple of months that were owned by family or friends, which I call "transitional homes." I can think of one or two places I haven't photographed yet, (one of which I have been to the general area, but can't remember exactly where this house is, and the other, I haven't been to yet, but may have some trouble remembering this exact house also) so will have to do that one of these days. Wow, I have lived in many places! Hopefully, I will also find photos of some of these places when I actually lived there, and I can show you a "Then and Now!"
Have you taken photos of the dwellings where you have lived? Are you curious about how they may look now? Are they even standing still? Do you have photographs of these dwellings when you actually lived there? What about the schools you, your relatives and ancestors attended? Do you have photos of those? Job sites or places of employment?
Upon doing this post, I have decided to change the name of this series to "Those Places Thursday" and post this series on, gee, I suppose Thursdays would be good! I will now be able to share information with the pictures I post, which will clarify and explain what you are viewing. I look forward to sharing "Those Places Thursday" with you, and invite anyone who may wish to share "Those Places" too, to do so on their blogs starting next Thursday!
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Wishing you success in all of your genealogical treasure hunts!