As a result, my extended family today is very extended- w/ many cousins & 2nd cousins. I have a really big family on my Mom's side, too. We all try to stay in contact, especially with social media like Email & Facebook.
My grandparents passed away before computers became a household piece of technology. By posting about them here, I feel like I'm keeping their memory alive, beyond an obituary- which is the only info you'd find out about them online.
This is a photo of my grandmother, Marie, with her siblings & their spouses. I saw it sitting around, in a pile of old photos at my parents house- faded and pretty scratched up.
It's such a nice picture of my grandparents, great aunts & uncles that I wanted to fix it up & preserve it.
Rietzen Family Photo:
"Regina's Wedding Oct. 29, 1983"
Standing: Joseph "Mike" Micarelli, David Rietzen, Bill Bradley, Elizabeth (Rietzen) Micarelli, John Micarelli, Joe Capella, Regina & John Rietzen
Sitting: Marie (Rietzen) Micarelli, Ann Rietzen, Kay (Rietzen) Capella, Helen (Rietzen) Bradley
Here is a scan of the photo before I retouched it.
Behold my Photoshop magic!!!!...