Tonawanda News — The digital camera provides ephemeral memories. However many pictures one takes, few are preserved, in a computer, in print, wherever. You scrap the rest with a button-push instead of a spring cleaning of the attic, but they’re gone nonetheless. YouTube and others like it make it clear, through: people are recording themselves and their environments for posterity.
Not quite the way it was done in those photos now treasured in historical collections. Picture it: about eight kinfolk, dressed in finery and posing, staring into the camera, on a front porch to show off the family real estate. You don’t do that nowadays, unless there’s a Camaro in the driveway.
Ed Adamczyk is a Kenmore resident whose column appears Fridays in the Tonawanda News. Contact him at EdinKenmore@gmail.com.Ed Adamczyk is a Kenmore resident whose column appears Fridays in the Tonawanda News. Contact him at EdinKenmore@gmail.com.