A Wonderful Surprise!

My mother was not one to save much of anything. If it was not used anymore, off it went to the trash and further to the dumps. There are many items I wish I still had today, and have felt this was before I became involved in genealogy.

Recently I was removing photos from those ugly sticky photo albums of the 70's that belonged to my mother and father. I thought I had scanned and seen most all of their albums when my mother passed away in 2001. Upon my father's passing last year, several photo albums of theirs came to the surface.

When I picked them up, I realized I needed to get the photos out of these albums ASAP. I have my own albums I still need to remove photos from also. I enjoyed pulling them from my parents albums as I had not seen some of the photos before. I spent three and a half hours removing photos from four albums while listening and taking notes from a webinar. (Get in everything I can, make every minute count!) 

When I reached the end of the third album, an eight by ten photo of my sister was stuck in the page, I removed it and to my surprise, under this photo was a few pieces of paperwork. Interesting. I wonder what my mom put in here, the woman who saves nothing!

Well, I can't share my sister's photo, but I can share what was under it! I have never seen these documents! SOOO jazzed to have them!

Yes, he got his pilot's license! I will explain why this is so exciting for me to have in another post soon! It is amazing he ever received a pilots license! That was B-I-G congratualtions to my dad! 

So very thankful to have these! Way to go mom!

Thanks for stopping by! 

Wishing you success in all of your genealogical treasure hunts! 

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  1. What a great find Cheryl!

    I want to let you know that your post is listed in today's Fab Finds post at http://janasgenealogyandfamilyhistory.blogspot.com/2016/01/follow-friday-fab-finds-for-january-22.html

    Have a great weekend!


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