Remember when you carried family pictures around in your wallet/purse? At the slightest mention of children/grandchildren you'd pull out a ream of the smiling squares.
I actually saw someone do that last Friday and I realized I hadn't seen a "real" picture in a long time.
Now when one asks about the recent wedding or class reunion people pull out their phones and pass them around.
I'm not sure how I feel about that. It's certainly convenient. Much easier than lugging an album around.
I get a little nervous, though. What if you lose your phone? How many people actually download those pictures to a safe site? If they don't then all the shots of the kids standing next to Cinderella's castle will be gone forever.
I was just getting ready to sling some bull you-know-what about how much I love looking at the old albums. One for my wedding. Several of Michael when he was little but I'd be fibbing (lying is such a strong word, doncha think?).
It's much quicker and easier to click my way through the past several years. But still; it just feels like we're missing out on something.
It is definitely the wave of the future, though.
One of these days I guess I'll have to get one of those fancy, new-fangled phones that take pictures.
Some day. Not just yet - I still have 78 units left on my Tracfone.
Gosh, those last few sentences sounded like I was channeling Andy Rooney. Creepy, eh?