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365 Reasons to Smile – Day 2

HoustonBatesfamilyI’ve always been interested in history, and my own family history is no exception. Because of that, I’m grateful to have been trusted with old family photos.

From the tintypes to stiff cardboard photos to fragile albums that are falling apart, I treasure those photos and the secrets they hold.Andrew and Hannah Bates

If nothing else, they remind me how lucky I am to be a woman who can choose to wear shorts, or pants or a skirt. They remind me of modern conveniences. And they remind me that I owe my life to all the people who have come before me.

I’m carrying their DNA and carrying on their legacy.

And that’s why old photographs always give me a reason to smile.

batesfamilyDay 2:  Old Photographs

Day 1: The Martians on Sesame Street