One of my favorite board games as a child was “Guess Who?” You know the one that you tried to guess your opponent’s character by asking questions, and you narrowed it down by process of elimination. Don’t tell me I’m alone here? Well, I know it well because Granny would play with me, but she would CHEAT! Good times!
In a sense “Guess Who” is similar to a mystery game. We ask questions or find clues to solve a problem. That’s probably why I became an Archivist. Anyways, let me stay on task. So, as you know (well I hope you know) for almost two months I’ve been going through my dad’s personal archives, and some of the photos I’ve been finding has me feeling like the board game. Constantly asking my sister to “Guess Who?” The plan to have all of his papers sorted by February 2016 is actually ahead of schedule.
As I stated before when it comes to going through a person’s belongings it is important to go through EVERY sheet of paper, pants & jacket pockets, and address book!
**SideNote: I have something special coming up involving an address book tomorrow. You don’t want to miss it!
I came across two envelopes with United States Army on the cover. One of them had never been opened, but the other one had a large dark ring on it. I was hoping that the contents on the inside of the damage envelope were okay. I’m not sure what melted on the photo, but it was definitely an Archivist’s nightmare. A damaged primary document, that happened to be a certificate and a photo. I’m sure I could request another document but I don’t think I need to at the present moment. I looked for a familiar face in the photo.
Hi Dad! I’m pretty sure I make that same face when the sun is in my eyes, or when I’m not understanding something.
I shared this photo during my weekly Periscope show, “Let’s Talk About Grief” for #GriefTalkTuesday. The show has been extremely therapeutic and it’s another way to unpack grief. If you want to catch last night’s episode you can view it by clicking here. I’m excited to see the project grow, and new viewers every week on the show.
Don’t forget to come back tomorrow for my special announcement.
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