Family photographs are the way we document our lives. These photographs are important to a handful of people for a handful of years.

Most of these photographs were taken with cameras such as the one pictured above. Pedestrian cameras purchased at the drug store or some such place.

Few items perform such important tasks as the family camera.

This lost and worn Mark XII contained a roll of Kodacolor-X and some fugitive memories.

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I recognize this look. I've seen it within my family and so have you most likely. It's the look of those whose life's total is being summed up.
They are next on the diving board, waiting to be nudged onward.

Decades of sharing life gives us a devotion to duty that is unshakable. We do not think of ourselves first.

There were only four exposures on the roll. They were the first four.