Family Memories Tag

Many family reunions had to be cancelled or postponed due to COVID-19.  But this does not mean you have to miss out on the recipes or visiting with relatives. Here are some ideas of how to make the most of the down-time. Hold a recipe exchange. ...

When I first heard that we needed to stay at home, and the restaurants were closing, and all the activities I had signed up for got cancelled, I was really bummed! But then I started thinking about all the projects that were half done or not...

Spring is a great time to clean out your closets. Who knows what forgotten treasures you will find? I’ve seen closets filled to the ceiling with boxes of slide carousels. Other closets have had boxes of loose photos, or wall-to-wall photo albums. It’s true that a dark,...

Slides were the photo medium of choice for years and years.  My dad had thousands of slides!  Many of our family memories from the 1960’s, 1970’s and 1980’s had been captured in slides. But now, there are few functioning slide projectors.  So how can you retain...

It may be daunting enough to organize prints, but what if you have slides and the projector has long ago stopped working, or worse yet, what if you only have negatives? The biggest difficulty with these media is that you cannot actually clearly see the images. Working...

What’s your New Year’s resolution?  Lose weight? Exercise more?  Eat more healthily?  These are all great resolutions!  But I’d like to suggest a resolution to preserve family memories. I’ve talked to several people recently who have large photo collections.  The photos are in boxes and albums.  There...

There are many, many photo backup solutions.  You want to keep your photos safe.  You know that disasters happen all the time:  fires, floods, hurricanes, you name it.  You know that photos should be backed up at least three ways:  the original, on-site backup, and...

It’s hard to believe that 2018 is almost over!! It seems that this year just started. What better way to remember 2018 than to create a calendar for 2019!  Calendars could be created to remember birthdays, to remember a special trip taken, or special events. In my family,...

“The Save Your Photos initiative is a public service outreach campaign developed by APPO to teach individuals how they can preserve life’s irreplaceable photos, videos, and documents, in case of an unforeseen accident or disaster.   Protecting your photo and video collection could be the most important thing...