Volume 13, Issue 16; 16 Apr 2010; last modified 08 Oct 2010

In which items from my childhood are recovered and replicated in the digital age.

As my aunts and uncles and parents grow older and begin inexorably to shuffle off this mortal coil, a slow but steady stream of ephemera returns to me. Photographs from times I no longer remember or never knew, report cards from grade school, certificates for achievements long forgotten, newspaper clippings, post cards, notes, etc.

I am slowly digitizing them, freeing them of their physical bonds. They're not the same then, of course, something is lost. But it pleases me to think of them as more accessible this way, always within digital reach.

Among my recent finds, this Abecedary.

What a delightful treasure to have found again.