Wednesday, December 2, 2009


The new header, I just put on, is a picture of my husband running along side of the bus that just dropped him off from school. It is approximately 1959 in this picture. I just love it and chose it as my winter header for my blog.

The pictures were all slides that my husband transferred to dvd's for long term storage.

We purchased this scanner last year which came with a program to scan slides and download them onto your computer. The process takes a little time, but well worth it!!!

This little tray thingy holds 3-4 (can't remember)slides per download.
In Muscatine, Iowa, there was a place where the trampolines were set in the ground. You could also ride go carts on a course and play putt putt golf!!!!
I bet Sharon at Sweet Repose remembers this!!!
She has been in this area since she was a wee kiddo.
This is my husband and his cousins having fun on a Sunday afternoon. His huge extended family always got together on Sundays for dinner and fun...

If you have old family slides and would love to preserve them, this is the way to go. So many of the slides had lost their color (turned yellow or actually brown)from being shown in the ole' time projectors that would literally burn the photo from the bulb getting too hot!
With the program that comes with this scanner, we were able to edit out some of the yellow color
which enhanced the original colors.
I ordered this scanner online and if you are interested in any other info. please just leave a comment or your email address and I will get back to you as quickly as possible.


  1. That is awesome. I have no clue where the slides went in the family but I just got a new printer/scanner and love putting the pictures to my computer. Love that header!

  2. Love the bus one !! I never knew you could do that - but I don't think my scanner does :-(

  3. These are wonderful pictures. Also the subjects.It's when kids went out and had fun. No sitting in front of the computer.

  4. Wow. I used to shoot slides. I had completely forgotten about this until now. This is so neat.

  5. oh that little park looks way too fun! If there were places like that now...they would be mobbed! I'd be there! :)

    I do think it is so strange that my kids will not even know what a slide projecter or you know those little film projectors even are! Even an overhead machine! So weird that they missed all that good old fashioned stuff. All this talk is making me want to go on Craig's list & buy up on overhead for them to play with...Not now but maybe after Christmas :)

    Cool old pics! Thanks!