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A&I W3 Daisies--Favorite Memory/Activity

Monday, July 22, 2013

Hmmm...

A few months ago my dad sent me a large box filled with slides I threw a sheet up on the wall, plugged in the projector and took a trip down the Memory Lane of my childhood. There were tons of pictures of our vacations in Old Orchard Beach, Maine. Pictures of the boardwalk and ferris wheels & bumper cars. I heard the boardwalk burned down YEARS ago & wasn't re-built. Sad!

Going swimming in the cold, Cold, COLD waters of the Atlantic. My daughter was fascinated by the whole 'slides in a projector' thing and then she saw just how much we really look like each other. Her hair is a tad darker than mine was but other than that... emoticon

And we rented a cabin called Harmony Haven every year. Red with white trim and wooden flowerboxes on the windows. Very picturesque!

My daughter was fascinated by the whole 'slides in a projector' thing and then she saw just how much we really look like each other. Her hair is a tad darker than mine was but other than that... emoticon

And there were pictures of StoryBook Village in N.H. Dad always said I wanted to stay with Heidi. Remember that book? And Sturbridge Village & Mystic Seaport in CT. Mystic Seaport was cool but I LOVED Sturbridge Village
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Just the memories of these slides was priceless!

Also in the box was my grandmother's(Nana) cookbook. It was the 1907 version of Lowneys Cookbook www.wickedlocal.com/mans
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What is really interesting about this cookbook is there is no oven temp given. And when I researched a little bit about this book there is a recipe for brownies and it was the 2nd time a brownie recipe had been printed in a cookbook. Pretty interesting! And there are little notes & notations my Nana made in the margins of the book. She also tore out recipes from other magazines. One is for Martha Logan's Choclate Nut Fudge Cake from a 1947 Life magazine. I mention this because it calls for something called Swift'ning. And she's got a lot of hand written recipes on recipe cards. One is for a Wacky Cake, which I fondly remember. (on the back of one of her recipes torn from a 1960 Boston Globe is a full page black & white ad for a girdle--"lycra spandex with Antron nylon". "Instant Figure...Just Add You!" emoticon I swear, that's what it says! Pretty cool, huh?

So, right at this exact moment I'd have to say
Taking a stroll through the memorabilia in this box is my favorite activity!

emoticon BTW, does anyone know how I would go about making these slides into black & white photos and STILL keep the slides intact? I'm just assuming that it's a job for a professional...But I really don't know. emoticon

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MORTICIAADDAMS 8/1/2013 7:54PM

    Sounds like soooooooooooo much fun. I wish I could have been there. I miss the old slide shows!!

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DIBANANA 7/26/2013 11:18PM

 
I just bought a slide and negative converter from Hammacher Schlemer. You have a little tray that holds five slides and you push it in and it puts them on a SD card and then I pop them in the computer and have pictures! It is wonderful. It cost about $150 but we put 600 photos on the computer in two days!

Diana


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CANDOK1260 7/26/2013 5:51AM

    emoticon for sharing tnhis wonderful blog and emoticon
on your


A&I win

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AMYBELLES 7/25/2013 10:29PM

    Your blog brought back memories for me - looking at slides for one thing, and also going to some of the places you mentioned like Storybook Land, Mystic Seaport, and Sturbridge Village!

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ASHERAH38 7/23/2013 5:00PM

    What a treasure to have and to be able to share with your daughter. Way cool!

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GAYEMC 7/23/2013 3:50PM

    I love the memories that old photos bring back (most of the time, LOL). How fun that your father hung on to them.

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NEW-CAZ 7/23/2013 2:40AM

    Wonderful to go down memory lane!
Get the job don professionally Michele, these are too precious to risk damaging!

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BLUEFISH1881 7/23/2013 1:43AM

    We have an old slide projector too. It would be cool to get it out and watch all those slides my dad took.
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GABIBEAR 7/23/2013 12:01AM

    Wow that sounds terrific Michele. What a great trip down memory lane!!! I think the best thing to do is to give it to professionals to transfer into pics. Good luck!

Gabi
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BARBIE176 7/22/2013 11:48PM

    What a wonderful blog. A trip down memory lane sounds like so much fun!
Thanks for sharing with us.

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TONYAB2000 7/22/2013 5:28PM

    Sounds like a wonderful trip down memory lane. So sweet. I am sure there is a way to do it but I'm not very digitally savvy. Definitely should do as ^^^ says and try your local best buy guy or someone else with a similar job.

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SHAWFAN 7/22/2013 4:48PM

    Lovely memories.

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MOMGETSSPARK 7/22/2013 3:53PM

    Sounds wonderful! I would think there should be a way that you can hook up something to the computer and the slide could be saved on a flashdrive. Probably ask your friendly Best Buy Geek!

Love the memories!

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