“Time is a sort of river of passing events, and strong as its current; no sooner is a thing brought to sight than it is swept by and another takes its place, and this too will be swept away.”

– Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

Time truly flies by so fast. It seems like it was only yesterday when you were a child dreaming to make your own mark on the world. You were a child wishing to have the world in your hands. You were a child who aspired to make a difference. And suddenly, you wake up and realize you’re no longer a child anymore.

You face the mirror, and you see the gray strands of your hair. You look right into your eyes, and you see the eyes of a someone who has seen the realities of life. You are now older, with your past long forgotten and your future unknown.

Time may have slipped away, but it now leaves a memory for you to cherish and keep forever. A memory that can never take away from you. It’s the memories of your past, the storied hidden within a piles of old forgotten pictures you’ve tucked away for so long.

These old, forgotten pictures tell the story of your past. They reflect the person you used to be and the life you once lived. These pictures may now be marred with time, but the memories remain. It will forever keep the story of your past alive, cherishing and remembering it until eternity.

We often wish we could return to revisit the story our past. To flip back the pages of our life and experience once more the story of our youth. Thanks to the Knoxville Heritage community, many people have shared a window into the past through their treasured photos, albums, and personal memorabilia.

Take a journey to your past as you take a look at these pictures―the pictures of your youth, the pictures of your life. Time may sweep away the years, but it can never sweep away the memories of what you left behind. We hope you enjoy your trip down memory lane.

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