Last October when I was in New York, I had the chance to catch up with my great uncle Manny and his two sons (my cousins) Steven and Jay. We sat around the kitchen table and looked through dozens of old family photos. My great uncle mentioned that when my grandmother, Blanche, was living out in California she’d send piles of photos for him. Some of the images had dates, others descriptions and some blank. He pulled out a few and asked me to help identify my mom from her twin.
I also got to hear the family history of living in the Bronx, my uncles journey of studying at UCLA but moving back to New York to work and take care of his younger siblings before he could graduate. The same rational to support the family allowed him to get out of the army early as well. After dinner Manny grab a framed photo of my ancestors. I flipped over to video mode on my 5D Mark III and captured him telling me who each person was and if and when they immigrated to the USA.
What a fun night, learning about my family and spending time with my cousins and great uncle.