Wednesday, December 21, 2011

We are messin with a new gadget.

We got a cool new toy that allows you
to scan your slides and put them on
your computer...well holy cow. I
took a huge trip down memory lane
and saw pics  that I took on my old
trusty Minolta SRT pride
and joy back in the 1970s.  

Downtown Sheboygan 1972

Me at 19!  In a Victorian wedding dress that
I got for $1 at St. Vinnies.

(wish I still had that!  dang..)

Jaya woman’s collective.
We were opening a shop in Santa Monica
on Main Street.   Rent $75.00 a month.  Ha!
I’m 19 here...the youngest of the group. 

Some of my best friends at that time...
Two of them have passed away. I Haven’t
seen a picture of them in many a year...

Looks like an album cover.

My beautiful nieces...

My brother Dave...we took a trip
around Lake Superior in his Vista Cruiser in


Upper Michigan.
It was New Years Eve.  We celebrated it twice.
Once in Michigan then crossed the time line and
celebrated it again in Wisconsin.  In those
days the bars had a full spread of food and
noisemakers and all the rest. 

fond memories of: 
cole slaw
“cannibal sandwiches”
rye bread
smoked fish
potato salad
roast pork sandwiches
jello molds
macaroni salad
poppyseed torte

The memories are flooding back
and my mind is filled with it all.
Simpler times.
I’m getting homesick.

Lake Michigan in Sheboygan.  New Years Day.
The Polar Bears yearly swim.  The city would come
out at noon to watch a bunch of crazy people go in
the freezing waters.  Lake Michigan is freezing
in the summer...winter?  I can’t even imagine
doing such an insane thing.

I only have about a thousand more slides and photos to go.
It is going to be so much fun and I’m looking forward
to it.  The beauty of it all is that I can mess with the pics now in” iphoto''
and clean them up and crop them.  That old cardboard box of
slides is taking on a new life.  They were getting all faded
and blotchy.   I mean, who looks at slides anymore?
I think this new gadget,  the “ION Film and slide Scanner”
also does black and white negatives because I got
a whole folder of those...that was when  I got
really serious with photography and took classes
at Santa Monica College...There should be
some real dandies in that lot.

It is odd that we are doing this at the end of a year...
a year that has been so filled with a flood of tears,
emotions and memories.

Perhaps these photos will spark some new stories...


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