I am in possession of 2 very old pictures. The pictures are of of 2 sisters, I'll call them D and M. The sisters are not quite related to me - they are children from my great-grandfather's first marriage. My great grandmother was his second marriage. I love how old these are, with my great-grandfather's handwriting on the back.
Recently I found the son of one of the sisters (online, through ancestry.com). He hasn't ask for the photo, but I am considering giving it to him. D is his mother, who recently died.
What should I do? Surprise him by giving the photo of D? I am tempted to do this since I think he would treasure it, and then I would still have the image of M, with my great-grandfather's writing on it. Or should I keep them for myself since he never asked for them? My great-grandfather is his grandfather, so I wonder who has the rights to them? What would you do?
Answer by MotherofIreland at 3:50 PM on Aug. 10, 2009
Answer by SWasson at 6:50 AM on Aug. 10, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 7:19 AM on Aug. 10, 2009
I agree with the others. Give him a copy and keep the original.
Answer by beeky at 7:35 AM on Aug. 10, 2009
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Answer by science_spot at 8:31 AM on Aug. 11, 2009