If you read this blog very often, you know that I have a love of photography and I have pursued getting better at this hobby since I retired nearly two years ago. I have had a few successes. I've even placed in some local competitions. I like photographing wildlife, landscapes, street scenes, sports, and cars. A conversation that I had with a professional photographer the other day really made an impression. Regardless of how good we get and photographing certain subjects, don't ever forget to chronicle the family. A couple of generations from now (or much sooner), no one is going to care about my images of a good high school football game, or a perfectly composed landscape filled with the colors of autumn. The photographs that will survive and that future generations will actually pick up and view will be those of their ancestors. I have a few photos of my childhood, some of my parents and grand parents, even a couple of my great grand parents. They are very special images to me. They recall good times with family. Many people don't like to have their picture taken, but there will come a day when they would love to look back on the good times.