Memory Lane

When we were growing up, my Dad would from time to time threaten us with “showing thousands of slides from his childhood”.  He would especially do this if we had a boyfriend or girlfriend over. He would then proceed to pull out his ancient slide screen and literally thousands of barely perceptive slides from his childhood.  They were faded images from birthday parties, Christmas celebrations, and random kids from his family-like neighborhood in Roseland, Chicago, Il.

This week he got a gadget that transforms old slides into digital copies. I have been amazed and almost overwhelmed at the qualitiy of photos and how it has impacted my memories of my Grandma and Grandpa Lanting.  Most of these photos were taken in the 40’s and 50’s. They are people and places that I have heard about all my life, but seeing them in such amazing full color has been really fun.

Did your parents have a slide projector too? Pretty amazing what can be done with them now!

2 thoughts on “Memory Lane

  1. Jon Stolpe says:

    This is great! My dad has a ton of slides that he used to break out from time to time. I’d love to get them converted to digital media so we can preserve and share them with our family. Do you know the product name that was used to convert these slides?

    • Michelle Wegner says:

      Thanks Jon, I asked my dad what he’s been using, but he is so busy with these thousands of slides that I don’t know yet. I will let you know when he takes a breath and checks his email. 🙂

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