This is your humble scribe, aged five. How do I know how old I was in this school photo? See below.
Exploring Your Own Past
I’m so glad my mum was so good at getting things organised. All our family photos are sorted out, captioned, and in albums.
I’m glad, because Mum passed away two years ago, and it’s too late to ask about them now.
The albums are named. She named the biggest album “Photographs From 1959” and in it are all our childhood pictures, including at the back our school photos.
The captions tell me who is in the photo, where it was, and when it was taken. Sometimes the exact date is there. In our earlier childhood photos Mum has given our ages. Mum passed away two years ago, so now I’m looking after the photos; I’m the eldest child.
At some point, all the people who knew about your family photos will be gone. So if they are all piled randomly into a box, or perhaps sitting on a computer hard drive or filling up your phone, maybe it’s time you sorted them all out.