We interviewed Sally Letterlough during the DDFR Roadshow at SilverDocs in Silver Spring, MD. She brought in images dating back to the 1900s. The photographs were some of the smallest prints we had come across – thumb-size! She also brough books she created that for her family family reunions which have been going on for 60-years.
The following is an excerpt from the interview.
Well, my family, my mother, sisters and brothers started family reunions when I was ten years old, and we’ve have family reunions consecutively, this will be our 60th year, and I just admire that. It has given me a solidity, an identity a consciousness, it’s given me everything, these family reunions and so I felt that they should be honored, acknowledged, appreciated for what they did for our family so I tried to assemble something from that side of my family. On my paternal side of my family they’ve been having family reunions for 25 years. So I only brought the book from the 25th Anniversary that has some of the historical pictures on my paternal side. So what I have today is a combination of reunions, one paternal side, 25 years, maternal side, 60 years. And then I have something of my grandmother and their early years before they started having family reunions.