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A&I W3 Daisies--Favorite Memory/Activity

Monday, July 22, 2013


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

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
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


Member Comments About This Blog Post:

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

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CAMEOANDLACE 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!


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CANDOK1260 7/26/2013 5:51AM

    emoticon for sharing tnhis wonderful blog and emoticon
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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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EOSTAR_45 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!

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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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