Where to start with parents' photos, mementos
While my mother is out of the house follwoing a stroke, I'm hoping to organize some of the drawers of photos and mementos in a way that will make them accesible and enjoyable.
(I know some will say dump them all, and some will say scan them and dump them all -- that's not what I'm looking for. My goal is not to get rid of them, but to make them more accessible for my parents, who are not likely to pop in a DVD or CD-ROM.)
Right now I have a big grocery bag of photos, letters and whatnots, and I'm struggling to figure out how to sort them and organize them.
-- By subject? immediate family in one pile, former students in another, neighborhood functions in a third?
-- By year? (Could be iffy, but I can probably guestimate decades at least.)
-- By type of item? Photos in one stack, letters etc in another? (One of the really cool things I found (long buried) is my mother's journal from her post college European tour!)
Appreciate any suggestions -- there's several more bags worth of material after this one!