One year ago today, Japan was hit by the terrible tsunami that took many lives and devastated many towns. Thousands of families lost everything to the horrific flooding. I can't even imagine the sadness and pain these people must of felt. One year later, there is a small group of people, (and the number is starting to grow), that are working together to find and save some of those lost photographic memories that can be found. Please watch this video courtesy of CBS News.
Photos are from National Geographic.
Bless these people for time strikingly gathering up these found photos, cleaning them up and trying to preserve them. After you've lost everything, this has to be so uplifting and joyful for those to receive back.
It serves as a reminder to always archive your photos in more than one place. I save mine on an external hard drive, copy them also onto DVD's that I keep in a safe deposit box, and I upload them to Shutterfly. I also have all my negatives from pre-digital days in a safety deposit box. I also try to take it even one step further and scan in photos from pre-digital days, (only the best of the best or rare ones), to have a digital backup of them as well. I do this as I use them, so that I don't get overwhelmed. Hopefully I will never have to test out my back up system, but my photos are in a few different places should ever a disaster arise. Do you have your photos and memories backed up?