#SOL20: Memories

Recognize this?


Or these?

Tray 1 began with 1962-63. Ancient history perhaps for some of you. A gold mine for others.

Farm Progress Show


Farm Progress Show


Farm Progress Show


. . .


Family Events

Family Trips

Flower Gardens

And kids.

Multiple generations.

Sifting through lives.


Squinting to match the label with the slide.

Best technology of the 1960’s . . .

Slides . . .

Reviewing them in 2020.

Guessing contents from faint penciled labels.

Matching ink labels with guesstimate of pictures.

Surprise . . . some did not match.

Actually many did not match!

Giggling about babies of years gone by.

Anticipating . . .

Babies yet to come.


What lens do you use when sorting memories?  Current events?  Past events?                                          When do you decide to linger with a story?            What is the value of your memories?                      Which will you read from the pictures?                Which will you tell and retell?                                 Which will you write about?


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6 responses

  1. Some years ago, I had taken photos of a large collection of black and white photos taken by my husband’s uncle. It is a treasure and I have shared it with cousins. They were very pleased. It is nice to look back and remember:)

  2. I wonder how many people today know what a carousel projector is. We still have slides as well. We did some reminiscing this past weekend as well as we looked through photos from 40 years ago.

  3. I’ve been on my father’s case to digitIze his slides for years. I’ve had zero luck. If I were to do it, I’d probably organize chronologically and/or by special events.

    1. Costco does this (according to my sib). So well worth it to capture them. None of our trays were full so they had been searched and traded previously. In fact, we thought we watched the “Movie” about 10 years ago when the kids had to guess WHO the people were!

      1. Thanks for the info! I really need to get on my dad’s case about it again.

      2. Suggest he start with three carousels.

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