A Decade Past: A Flip Phone Retrospective

2008 was one of the worst years of my life. It started with a horrible car wreck, and near it’s end, someone extremely important to me died. I don’t have a lot of words for these photos, because the pain is still palpable from that year. But I can see the joy that snuck through the cracks. We are still close friends with all the people pictured here, including Catie, our editor. We ate lots of great food, even though we were poor. We laughed tremendous laughs even though we were grieving. And we ended the year with Aaron proposing to me on Christmas day. I barely remember any of this, but I am so glad it happened.

Natalie Lodico