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...
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...
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
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
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!"
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!
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.