Our kids asked a number of long time friends to send them photos of them and us, to put into an album they were making us for our BIG birthday celebration this past weekend.
And people did, and it was fun to see us and our long time friends together. Nice memories. Many of these people are in other cities, so we don't see them often, or at all, anymore.
Tonight, our son gave us a box that he received which included some photos but was mainly my correspondence with our friend. I called her to see if she wanted it back, before I'd had a chance to go through it, and she said "no, it was mine to keep."
Tonight, I started to go through it. I haven't finished yet. In it were many of the pieces of mail art that I'd sent, including original Tiny Town pieces, and numbered pieces from my first, second, and third 365 projects. It was fun to see them, then it felt kind of odd. In a way, I'm happy to see these pieces again, and in another way, it's a bit weird. Like I've inherited an archive from someone and it's my stuff. I don't know. hard to explain, but I needed to run this by y'all. I'll keep the pieces, in the event that I do another Mail Art workshop or presentation and can use them as examples - especially the CD and the very old "floppy" disc. Remember those, anyone? I didn't even remember I sent her those!
Okay, so if you've any thoughts on this, let me know.