I got a few resource books for Christmas, so I have decided to go back and start over with my trees, making sure everything is documented properly. I also got a flood of original documents from my uncle, so I have a lot of work to do.
But that whole process got sidetracked because I became obsessed with the idea of PICTURES. I wanted to get my hands on every picture of my family I could find. My uncle dug some of those up for me, and I am working on scanning them to preserve them and pass them along to my other family members. But I decided to take one picture of my grandma and do a little experiment.
Nine years ago, on February 2, we buried my grandma, Jennie Valenti. So I took a beautiful picture I had of her, and I decided to try to do a slight restore and color. I meant it to be a weekend project, but it ended up taking me closer to a week. Oops. Here’s my finished product (if I truly stop fiddling with it).