Wednesday, December 21, 2011

We are messin with a new gadget.

We got a cool new toy that allows you
to scan your slides and put them on
your computer...well holy cow. I
took a huge trip down memory lane
and saw pics  that I took on my old
trusty Minolta SRT pride
and joy back in the 1970s.  

Downtown Sheboygan 1972

Me at 19!  In a Victorian wedding dress that
I got for $1 at St. Vinnies.

(wish I still had that!  dang..)

Jaya woman’s collective.
We were opening a shop in Santa Monica
on Main Street.   Rent $75.00 a month.  Ha!
I’m 19 here...the youngest of the group. 

Some of my best friends at that time...
Two of them have passed away. I Haven’t
seen a picture of them in many a year...

Looks like an album cover.

My beautiful nieces...

My brother Dave...we took a trip
around Lake Superior in his Vista Cruiser in


Upper Michigan.
It was New Years Eve.  We celebrated it twice.
Once in Michigan then crossed the time line and
celebrated it again in Wisconsin.  In those
days the bars had a full spread of food and
noisemakers and all the rest. 

fond memories of: 
cole slaw
“cannibal sandwiches”
rye bread
smoked fish
potato salad
roast pork sandwiches
jello molds
macaroni salad
poppyseed torte

The memories are flooding back
and my mind is filled with it all.
Simpler times.
I’m getting homesick.

Lake Michigan in Sheboygan.  New Years Day.
The Polar Bears yearly swim.  The city would come
out at noon to watch a bunch of crazy people go in
the freezing waters.  Lake Michigan is freezing
in the summer...winter?  I can’t even imagine
doing such an insane thing.

I only have about a thousand more slides and photos to go.
It is going to be so much fun and I’m looking forward
to it.  The beauty of it all is that I can mess with the pics now in” iphoto''
and clean them up and crop them.  That old cardboard box of
slides is taking on a new life.  They were getting all faded
and blotchy.   I mean, who looks at slides anymore?
I think this new gadget,  the “ION Film and slide Scanner”
also does black and white negatives because I got
a whole folder of those...that was when  I got
really serious with photography and took classes
at Santa Monica College...There should be
some real dandies in that lot.

It is odd that we are doing this at the end of a year...
a year that has been so filled with a flood of tears,
emotions and memories.

Perhaps these photos will spark some new stories...


Debra She Who Seeks said...

Isn't it lovely to go wandering down memory lane? And thanks for including that swell photo of Canada, LOL!

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

How Fabulous!! I have got to get me one of those....I must have 4000 slides...! And I would LOVE to be able to scan them in...Like you---Some of them are from the 1970's---there are some from the late 1960's, too...And of course up into the digital age....
These pictures of yours are fantastic...! I understand how thrilling it must be to see them once again right there on your computer...!
Lots and lots of fun!!!!

Gracie's Cottage said...

That's so cool Cynthia; I love old photos.


Dustjacket Attic said...

Oh wow, they are so cool. What a great gadget!

Joanna Jenkins said...

How great that you are taking the time to sort through the slides and turn them into photos for you to easily see and enjoy. I enjoyed your trip down Memory Lane. Thank you.

Merry Christmas. ENJOY! xo jj

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Oh Cynthia what a wonderful machine and what a treasure trove of memories for you!!! This is like a time capsule...can't wait to see more of your photo's. Have a Merry Christmas my friend!
Maura :)

loveandlilac said...

Wonderfully evocative photos.
Have a very Happy Christmas Cynthia.
Louise x

Pam said...

Thanks for sharing these. So much fun. Our family had a Minolta camera too in my teenage years. Made for some great memories.

goddessof4 said...

That is very cool!!! Love the photos!!!! Sara

PK Studios said... going down memory lane...I need one of those gadgets!!!

La Petite Gallery said...

Well Cynthia,
you are so with it high tech. Kiddo..
Your photo's are priceless. When I say priceless, lets think about those who lost everything in fires. I can't be replaced. Enjoy and I wish I had done this years ago. Merry Christmas Darling lady.



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