Saturday, October 17, 2009

In Color by Jamey Johnson

I think most of us interested in family history love old photographs. There are so many clues hidden in each picture and it shows what life was like for our ancestors- allowing us to put a face with the name we’ve researched for so long.

When I first heard the country song “In Color” by Jamey Johnson, it reminded me of lots of conversations I had with my own grandfather. The song tells of a grandfather telling his grandson about what was happening in his old black and white photos- from cotton fields during the depression, to World War II, and ending with his wedding day.

The chorus ends with:

“A picture’s worth a thousand words but you can’t see what those shades of gray keep covered- you should have seen it in color.”

I think this is a great song. Here’s a link to the video:

What I wouldn’t give to be able to see our old family photographs in color.

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