Family Photo Albums

Relationship: Im/migrant
Family Photo Albums
Family Photo Albums

My parents, Victoria Bastante and Guillermo Nunez, got the Books of Memories when they had three children, one son, and two daughters. These books are full of photos since my older brother, Pablo, was born until 3 years ago, when the books were filled up. These three books were meant to be one for each of my siblings, but when I was born five years after my sister Elena, my family used them for every member of my family. All the photos inside these books are from me and my siblings’ childhoods. The first couple of photos are with my mom and a baby in her arms in the hospital. The Books of Memories weren’t passed down through generations, but they are still meaningful for my family because it reminds us of when we were little and all the adventures we had together. I think my mom loves these books the most because my three siblings are all in college now, and looking at the photos makes her remember all the beautiful moments she had and how her life has changed a lot since. I hope I can pass down this tradition to my family in the future. 

Place(s): Spain, New York
Year: 2016

– SN

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