|Back says - Ella in front of window; Frank at Ella's right|
My sister holds the original in California...she let me take it home when we were there a couple of weeks ago, to scan - all was fine, I scanned the picture, took it to put in a priority post envelope and noticed a couple of the faces were no longer there! Obliterated! Off into la-la land. I was so upset and didn't want to tell my sister -- but got up the nerve and sent her an e-mail. She was very understanding and didn't even get mad at me. Yesterday she received the pictures in the mail...I received an e-mail from her - 'was the picture broken in half when I took it'......noooooooo. It was not broken when I put it in the envelope to mail, just a couple half faceless people in it. But it is broken now! I feel terrible about all this. Thank God I had gotten a good scan of it before it fell apart.
This is an important message to take extra care with your oldest pictures - not just in handling them but in transporting them from person to person. And make sure you have scans of all of them. A good scan is better than nothing.