Save your photos (and stories) – what’s your plan?

19 Sep


 By Bruce Summers, Personal Historian, Summoose Tales

See also…

Save Your Photos Day – September 27, 2014


Association of Personal Historians – Save Your Photos Day Blog

If there is a Disaster?

Have you digitized and save a copy of those old original photographs?

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As you/we get Older?

Who knows the stories, that provide captions and preserves the memories of loved ones long since deceased?

Have you  recorded the stories as digital voice recordings

Charles G. Summers, president 1865-1923

As our parents and friends Age?

Have you spent a few hours talking about lessons they have learned and

wisdom they can pass down from generations before them?

Mom and Bruce 2010

As our kids head off to College?

Do we know where to find those pre-school photos?

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As technology and media for storing photos Evolve?

Have we preserved those old black and white photos, the 16 millimeter movies, the Korean War slides,

the old videos that can only be played in with a VCR?

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Where and when did we go on that Vacation?

Remember the morning we got up to watch the sun rise?

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What were those alpine wild flowers like?

Remember all the waterfalls we saw, and hiking up to the snow line?

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When our kids and grand kids ask us Questions?

When you want to know what is was like…

For your Dad or Mom growing up in their Hometown?
For your Dad or Mom during the War?

Thomas Stran Summers, president 1945-1951
For the relative who served in the Peace Corps?
To have friends on ships being bombed during World War II?

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For your Grandparents and Great-grandparents, Great-Aunts and Great-Great Uncles?

Charles G. Summers, Jr., president 1923-1945

I would love to hear more about how you are saving photos and memories? If you haven’t got a plan, today is a good day to start.



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