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Aging parents and special events

Original post made by Allan Hayes, Downtown North, on Oct 11, 2007

I lost my mother a few years ago, and it taught me a lesson. So I got together all those old family pictures – you know, the ones stuck in envelopes piled in boxes probably shoved in a corner of the attic. It’s always a shocking reminder of how time passes. I was quickly lost in the sea of memories, but I combed through the stacks and pulled out a collection of the ones that spoke to me from my Dad’s history.

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Posted by 50s child
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Oct 11, 2007 at 4:46 pm

My parents had boxes of home movies, cine 8mm films in their home and I have no idea what can be done with them. They would take hours to view in total. Any ideas?

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Posted by trudy
a resident of Crescent Park
on Oct 14, 2007 at 5:04 pm

There are places that will convert old formats to newer ones.

Having just put together a family history, I urge people to go thru their shoeboxes of photos and label them (in a way that won't damage the photo, i.e., no ink bleeding thru over time), because once a generation is gone, no one will have any idea who those old pictures are of, even the ones labeled "Aunt whoever" with no other information, so also be specific.