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.