My mother passed away almost one year ago, on November 13, 2017. She lived with Alzheimer’s disease for about 15 years. I am the only sibling who lives out of town, nine hours away. I was grateful when my two sisters and father were agreeable to me contributing to her memorial service and reception by preparing a slideshow and several photo collages of her life. As a photo organizer, this participation enabled me to utilize that passion. The items I prepared were easily transported by car when we made the journey north for her service and reception.
The mother of the groom desired a surprise slide show for the wedding rehearsal dinner. She wanted to include photos of the bride and the groom as they were growing up, plus photos of them as a couple. She gathered photos of her son, and she solicited help from the bride for photos of her own childhood as well as couple photos.