The photo books were a hit with his kids during a recent family celebration. "They were completely surprised," he wrote. "The day's celebrations basically stopped while they slowly flipped through the books."
McClure said he's also grateful that his 90-year-old father is dedicated to reviewing and scanning his collection of photos that date back to McClure's great-grandparents' days.
"Every image tells a story, some short -- some longer," he wrote. "It's not uncommon for an e-mail trail to go on for weeks, becoming pages long, containing the discussions these images conjure up from the recipients."
The pictures offer some perspective
iReporter Jim Heston was taking a day trip to Dala, across the Yangon River in Myanmar, when the skies decided to open up. As Heston ducked into a small shelter along the river to stay dry, children began to play in the rain, and an amazing photo opportunity presented itself.
"In the tropics, the people deal with the rain as a minor inconvenience, and don't let it hinder their mobility," he wrote. "From the vantage point of the shelter, I was able to snap off pictures of people coming and going through the intersection."
He added, "I made it to one more vantage point, an open restaurant near the ferry drop-off. This was a very vibrant spot as people arriving from the Yangon side, were on their way home. They weren't concerned about being drenched as they were getting close to home."
One man's washout is another's photo opp. And the rest of the world just goes about its business.