When Dearest Sister was here over the Eating Holiday, she helped me go through a box or two of Flotsam and Jetsam . This evening, I set up the projector and investigated several carousels of Kodachrome slides that we intended to review, but ran out of holiday before we got to them. As we suspected, most of the slides were photos of iris that were taken by my mother.
Not all, though!
Some were family photos that I think I may have seen before, but perhaps not more than once. Not enough to settle them into my memory.
Mother always took slide photos. She felt they were superior quality. True, but since she did not own a slide projector until the 1980's, for many years we could only look at them by holding them up to the light.
When I saw them, I really wished someone were here to enjoy them with me! They made me smile and some made me laugh out loud!
So, I put on my thinking cap and used the technology and magic at my disposal to convert Kodachrome to digital!
DS and I have a history of laughter! On one adventure with our girls and one or two of their friends, we heard the impertinent miss, Dearest V, say to her companion, "Don't worry if my mom and Aunt Jan just start laughing at nothing. Sometimes they do that." Which of course made us start laughing!
I took digital photos of the images projected on the wall! Not the quality that mother aspired to by using slide film, but it works in a pinch!