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Friday, September 2, 2011

Dear Photograph

DearPhotograph is a site that invites readers to submit a photograph of the present with a juxtaposed picture of the past. The site is only a few weeks old but it has attracted a large following. Love the poignant caption of each photo.

Dear Photograph, We were inseparable for 26 years, till cancer came her way. Can you please give me my sister back?
Loesje Kessels

Dear Photograph,
Dad is gone…but the strength of his arms will always be around us.

Dear Photograph, Those were the days, when Mom would put us in matching clothes.

Dear Photograph,
28 years ago I never realized how much Lakeside would become my rock with all the moving around we did. It will always feel like I’ve come home.
Stephen Bailey

Dear Photograph,
Letting go of my mother’s hand the first day of school was always the hardest.

Dear Photograph,
I hope I’ve made my dad proud.

Dear Photograph,
Please tell Tobby I love him. I’m so sorry I didn’t have the courage to say “goodbye”…
Always in my heart.

Dear Photograph,
The old swing is empty, but this Mama’s heart never is.
MaryAnn Yutzy

Dear Photograph,
Summer days at the bay, there’s nothing like it…I hope my son will keep the family tradition for generations to come.

Dear Photograph,
These were your first big steps of many that will be made in your lifetime.

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Rebecca Bany said...

I absolutely love this. Incredibly beautiful.

Mommyof2girlz/StephD said...

I have seen people doing this and just love it! Didn't know there was a link, thanks for that!

Mandi said...

I hadn't heard about this! And I'm sitting here weeping over some of the captions. I'm such an emotional time bomb all the time. Haha.

Mandi from BBM

L. said...

These are so beautiful and heart-wrenching--thank you for sharing this site!

Jennifer said...

This is so cool! I'm tempted to try and do this with some of our pictures! I'm sure it shows just how quickly time flies!

Good Girl Gone Green said...

Beautiful! I love this. The first steps picture is so cute!

FollowMyInvestments said...

Followed you from the HOP GFC

Jo said...

That is so incredible and so inspiring. Too bad so many of my recent photos are digital only! I mean, sure I can get them printed, but you know. Anyway, so wonderfully awesome, thank you for sharing!!

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

Precious and beautiful

TwinsWithTots said...

These photos are amazing...and so touching. Just loved looking at them and reading their sotries.
Found you thru wild weekend - here's hoping you'll check us out at and GFC us and also at Thanks and have a great weekend

Anonymous said...

Hi Mrs Veronica :) How are you doing?

The How To Mommy said...

So cute! I'll have to check that out for sure. I'm a new follower from the Saturday hop.

Jessica @FoundtheMarbles said...

Those are absolutely amazing when you look at them in succession. Such a cool idea!

Steadfast Ahoy! said...

I LOVE this idea! How cool. Yes, they are nostalgic, but then that's what photos always are, right? Neat that with techno help we can catch two different time slots in the same picture. It's sort of like Nat King Cole's daughter singing "with" her dad on new CD's recording her voice over his old songs. Wonderful!!!

Steph said...

V, these are so beautiful... the captions, the photos, the idea! OMG! I had a good cry... Now I am thinking how i can do the same... I miss my dad so much these days... :(

Charlotte | Life's a Charm! said...

This is such a great idea. So poignant! i love all the photographs and the captions that go with them!

Colleen @ Mommy Panda said...

I've heard about that concept, but never seen that site! So cool! I'd try and take one at my old house, but the people who bought it from us compleeeetely changed it. Kinda sad.

Just stopping by from the Relax & Surf blog hop! Hi!

Anonymous said...

i have never seen this before! all the pictures are just so beautiful. i love that you can see the hand holding a picture.

i am a new follower from SSS. please follow me back:

Lin said...

Those are all kinda SAD! Are there any funny ones? You know I'm all about funny.

Serendipity is Sweet said...

This is soooo cool! Thanks for sharing ;)

CoffeeJitters said...

wow, I have a feeling I'm going to get sucked in to that site

Fifi said...

this is incredible....i love this!!

looking forward to reading more of your posts.

New follower from the blog hop....

alissa4illustration said...

It reminds me of the hp commercials awhile back. I love them!

~ Noelle said...

now this is so neat and beautiful!!!
thanks for sharing.. now, a new addiction for me. :)

Michelle said...

Those are so cool! You always find the coolest stuff. Thanks for stopping by the Sit and Relax weekend hop again!
Heartfelt Balance Handmade Life

Sweetaprils said...

I absolutely love this! what a cool idea. Thanks for sharing :)

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