As I continue to scan the vast collection of photos and documents (17,000+ pictures so far!), some themes have begun to arise. My extended family – across 4 generations – has had an apparent fascination with a number of photogenic topics. Enjoy browsing!

Costumes are not just about Halloween. Whether it be for playtime, dramatic events, or just dressing up for the fun of it, we’ve been a family that seems to love dressing up for things. Too many stories to tell for these, so you’ll just have to use your imagination.


We are an educated bunch! Graduations have all come and gone, but there were a fair number of them.


My family didn’t really live much on farms or ranches, but there still seems to have been an attraction to horses, whether they be real or pretend.


Music has always been a big part of our lives.


Pets have come and gone as well.


We’ve had many discussions with Santa over the decades.


Uniforms – whether they represent musical organizations, sports teams, military associations, social or dramatic activities – have also been a big part of our lives.


There have been quite a variety of modes of transportation in our lives as well, and we seem to enjoy having our picture taken alongside or in/on these various vehicles.


Finally, weddings are always great reminders of the strong family commitments we share.

Just to finish up with a Watchmaker tie-in, just as it’s been interesting to browse pictures with theming in mind, it’s also very helpful to study the Bible with themes in mind as well. If you haven’t done so, take time to consider some of the major themes that course through the entire Bible – themes such as Grace…. Atonement…. God’s Love…. Coming Judgment…. Eternity…. These are the truly important things in life.



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