i do hope someone will have a suggestion about this; it has been puzzling me for years. I've been sorting out our parents' photos, scanning them etc. Now, there are very few from my family, especially my mother's side. (I'm an only child.) My parents moved house in their late fifties, to a "nicer" area - we were able to buy a house for them. My mum told me, quite proudly, that before the move, she had sat by the kitchen fire with the photo box, cut out all the people's faces and burned them, before burning the photos. WHY? And why didn't I ask!
I think she was trying to get rid of her past (she was very aspirational and very disappointed) and saw the move as a new start, but I wonder if there's some old wives' tale as well; my DDiL's grandmother did something similar. Any ideas?
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