Thursday, August 5, 2021

Childhood memories. They're really priceless.

 And then you stumble on a treasure and everything comes back in a flash... 
My Father died 15 years ago, and when my Mom died I was the executor of her estate. There were two metal boxes of 35mm slides that I never opened until last week. Had them digitized and a flood of childhood memories came back to me. The memories really are precious. Without descriptions, I'd like to share a few with you - here's some of the 300 or so that I got back. I am the youngest boy in all of the pics. I was born in '53...

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To be honest, Legacybox.com did the conversions and I am really disappointed in the results. I don't know why, but I expected a helluva lot more from them than what I got. It's a bit of a ripoff, actually, but then again, our reach exceeds our grasp at times...
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12 comments:

  1. Reviving from 'ancient' history I'd be pleased with the results. I'm a couple of years older than you. I was transplanted straight back in the day!!

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  2. Dear lord, man, are we related? Any one of those could be in a box of pictures in my mom’s front closet. Borden’s milk.... Haven’t seen that since the 70’s....

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  3. count yourself lucky...I was only able to save 1/10 of 1% of my fathers slides...Ektachrome... commercial developing,(run another 50 rolls through)... all highlights washed out after 60 years...

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  4. Looks like your house was the place where the neighborhood's kids used to congregate. I was born in 1952 and have two younger brothers. I can definitely relate to your pics.

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  5. Thanks for sharing these pics! Reminds me of my childhood and loosing my folks!! We came from a different time…… and I’m glad! Bless you!!

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  6. WOW, those pics look eerily similar to my pics!!! Lots of cousins in mine. And can I say your mom was quite the looker!??!

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  7. Thanks for sharing. Those were good times and great memories.

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  8. Great pictures, looks like the ones I have from my childhood. I also have 8mm films my father took from the 50s and 60s.

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  9. Remembrances... Important to many people, if you can label the people in the pictures they can be important to people 50 years from now.
    My mom didn't label much, I was left with a lot of pictures of strangers. They might have been important to my family history, but to me they were just old pictures of people.

    Thanks for sharing!

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  10. There's almost 400. Too many to label.

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    1. All my mom's pictures that we had no idea who was in them were tossed. I've no doubt she knew who they were but she wasn't around any more.
      I grabbed all the photos I could find, picked up a flatbed scanner and started scanning & labeling them. A pain to do, I spread it out. It'll be useful to the grandkids maybe...
      I found a picture of my grandma at 16, she was a looker! I'm really glad the picture was marked.

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