Sharing the images of my childhood

by Kim on November 25, 2013

slide-scanning-Austin “Several years ago, we had to downsize my mom’s home in order to move her to an assisted living facility. I ended up with the entire collection of family 35mm slides.  For three years, they sat in a box as I tried to figure out what to do with them.  I finally realized that if I didn’t outsource the project, it would NEVER get done, and no one would be able to enjoy the memories, especially my mom.  I did a lot of research on who could do this work, and finally discovered Picture This!.  I was thrilled to learn that the slides not only wouldn’t be shipped overseas, but would be processed individually, literally right down the road near my home.  Picture This! would be treating these slides exactly as I would if I had the time, equipment, and expertise.  Kim arrived to pick up the collection and within weeks returned with digital images of my childhood – organized by person and by year. The quality of the images was amazing.  These digital memories are a such a treasure – I have mused, smiled, chuckled, and laughed out loud at the pictures of my childhood, and have been astounded at the photos of my father in the Vietnam War.

One especially challenging part of the project was dealing with a box full of audio tapes that were recorded – by my Dad to us and by our family to him – while Dad was away for an entire year in Vietnam.  In 1966, there was no Skype, no Internet, no cell phone access – so reel-to-reel tapes were the only practical way to hear a loved one’s voice.  Picture This! converted the tapes to CD format so we can hear them once again.  This is a precious family memory.

Another challenge was the discovery in the box of an old home movie of my parents’ wedding.  Picture This! converted that into a viewable format on DVD. and extracted a set of digital images–an unexpected treat!

I highly recommend inviting Picture This! to archive your family memories. I can’t wait to share these over the holidays with my Mom and my brother. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!” +Nancy, Austin, TX

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