Remember those old negatives I found a week or so ago? Well, I've been working with them - slowly. It's been fun rediscovering old pictures I thought were lost, some I didn't remember at all, and some that I already have in photo albums. Soon they'll all be converted to digital so I won't have to worry about negatives any more.
The oldest ones I have seem to be from 1986 - pictures of my youngest, 26-year old Emily - as a baby. And it goes from there. The quality of the negatives has degraded a bit over the years but Emily looked at the pictures on my computer and said she can fix them for me (she's a photoshop professional), so once I get them all digitized, I'll burn her a disk with them and she'll work her magic on them.
My girls have been showing quite a bit of interest in the negatives and what I might find on them.
This is my oldest (39 in April) daughter Jenny. Doesn't she look impish. See those scissors on the table in front of her? This bad girl found a couple of negatives of her that she didn't think should be saved for posterity so she grabbed them and ran downstairs with me in hot pursuit behind her, laughing all the way. She grabbed the scissors and started cutting out the ones she didn't want me to 'resurrect'. I don't know which ones she removed from my possession, but I guess if they bothered her that much she's welcome to them. Amy, Sara and Emily have all been over looking through them too but have graciously allowed me to remain in possession of my negatives!
Here's a small sampling of some of the treasures I'm finding. Excuse the quality - Emily will fix them up for me someday when she has time.
|Lloyd and Me - 1985|
|Our family - complete at last - 1986|
|Mike - first in the family to do TaeKwonDo - 1990|
|Emily's First Christmas - 1986|
|Baby Emily - 1986|
|Sara's Perfect Cartwheel - Lawrencetown Beach, Nova Scotia|
|The girls - 1990|
|Rob - the one who just turned 40 - 1991|
That's just a sampling of the many I've already done. It's going to take me awhile to get the rest of them processed but I'll keep working on them.
Spring is coming and it feels good.