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Wander project the last 11 pictures from my cellular phone…

One of the things I started doing at the beginning of the 365-day photo challenge was sharing the last 10 or so pictures I had taken. Most of the pictures I’ve taken recently I have used in the challenge, but there are a couple I didn’t use. Variations on the theme I suppose! The pictures shared today to go from unboxing a 3d printer, to the snow that fell yesterday through last night. The good thing (but not good for those north of us) is that most of the snow didn’t fall here.

I started my family history project when my father passed away. In part because I knew he was leaving me his slides. I didn’t however, at that time know that my father was leaving me 20,000 slides. Pictures that frankly I hadn’t ever seen. Plus, there were another 4000 pictures stored on memory cards and another 15000 pictures. By pictures, I mean the old fashion printed on Kodak paper pictures. My kids scanned all of those.

The family history project (scanning) took nearly two full years. In the early days of that process, I started sharing the pictures as part of my blog. At the same time, of course, we were still adding pictures and continuing to expand our digital library. I also converted all of the films my grandfather left me into digital. Plus all the videos we had taken of the grandkids and my siblings we converted to digital as well. We have a lot of family memories to share!

box from a different angle

to print in plastic, you got to have plastic!

It is after all father, my chair.

snow on the lawn 

snow still falling

unpacking the Snapmaker

same picture as above

being put together, the Snapmaker

nearly complete

done = Snapmaker is here!

What do you think?

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Written by DocAndersen

I am a long time blogger and technology poster.I focus on what is possible, but I also try to see what is coming. In recent years I have been focused on sharing the memories of my family, as part of my Family History Project.

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  1. I think I’d like to spend the few years I have left doing something other than scanning my photos. I think I’ll leave them to my nephews. But I will label the backs. I would like to convert the movies a cousin took back in the 1950’s and 60’s of our family, but even more than that I’d like to convert the movies she took back in the 30’s and 40’s when she first came to California. Those have historical value, even though they all lack sound. Just not sure I can afford to spend the money to do it.

      • Mine are from very early movie cameras. My Cousin Edna was about the same age as my dad’s mother, whose actual cousin she was. She always made the movies. The early ones, taken when she got out of college much have been from the 1930’s, since early consumer movie cameras weren’t made until 1923. I would not surprise me if she bought one not too long after they were available. I know the early ones that preceded my time on earth were very shaky when played back. Later ones were a great improvement.

          • My Cousin Edna’s roommate, whom we called Aunt Lucile, had been her college roommate. Neither married so they bought a house together. Aunt Lucile gave me a box camera as my first camera. She took most of the still photos for our family, and she was the one with a dark room. I inherited the movies and projector that Cousin Edna owned. My brother has the projector, and I also may have passed the movies on to him.

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