Lost Memories 10.19.2011

Last week I  went through a box of photos that I had taken between 1980 and 1998.  Actually there were not that many photos, but about 180 negatives.  I'm sure that the good photos themselves were given out to friends and relatives at that time.  All I know is, that I only have a few and they aren't all that good. :)

I held the negatives up to the light, trying to make out what they were about, but no such luck.  They were just too small.

I searched on Google for a negative converter, reader, scanner, and printer or whatever you want to call it.  There must be hundreds of them.  Different sizes, colors, makes and models all in different price ranges.  Finally I gave up on choosing one because I only have 180 negatives and will probably never have anymore due to my cameras being digital now.

Then I found GoPhoto .  They printed me a UPS sticker to affix to an envelope with the negatives inside.  They will sort them and see which ones are still good and then let me order prints or have them put the photos on a CD, DVD, or USB drive.

I dropped the envelope off at the UPS Store today and I can't wait to see what they will find. There should be photos of my son when he was a baby that I haven't seen in 20+ years.  Also some photos of were we lived in Baton Rouge, LA.

Good news, the commercial inspection in Washington, Virginia, is set for Friday.  I can't wait.  I always wanted to check that little town out.

Look what I saw today.....green peppers the size of a dime.

I wonder if there is enough time for them to grow.  It's supposed to get colder next week.  Well, I've got my fingers crossed.  Organic green peppers are going for $3.99 a piece around here.

I'm going to chase a car in Woodbridge in the morning, then I have reports to write and photos to upload.  The LDN is kicking in, so it's time to hit the sack.  Hope everyone has an awesome night. :)


  1. I had a couple of rolls of film that grew into many. From when my girls where in Elementary school. Started using digital camera and put off getting them developed. Finally the last year or so we were in Mobile, I started taking 2 or 3 at a time. It was great seeing all those pictures I hadn't seen. It was like Christmas...ha. I was looking at a few at the counter, and the lady commented on them, I said that girl is in high school and that one graduated already...ha. Oh well, at least they are all developed now...ha.
    Hope you have as much fun when you get yours back. Sheila

  2. Sheila...yep, I'm really excited to see what all is on them. Funny, back then if you gave one photo away that was the end of it until you had some more made. I'm sure glad that we don't have to worry about that anymore. :)

  3. oh can't wait to see what pics you get from the negatives! i am sure they will bring back a ton of memories - and there will probably be a few with some bad "80's" hairdos - bahahahaha!

    thanks for the info on GoPhoto - i can pass that info on to anyone who needs negatives developed.

    great news on the inspection in Washington - let us know how it goes!

    as for your peppers - good on you - i have been trying to get my little jalapeno peppers to hang on and so far so good. we are still having ok weather for the next few days but after that they are coming inside and i pray that i can grow a few half-decent sized ones!

    thanks for all of your support over the past few days, eh? it has meant the world!

    your friend,

  4. Kymber...Glad you are up and runing. I hope that Jamie is doing better!!! I was worried about you getting sick worrying about Jamie. It really sucks big time that something like this happened to you two.

    The negatives...lol....there will be many bad hair days on those photos.

    About the green peppers....I check the weather report every night. If I see it's going to freeze, I'm going to hurry up and yank them off of that bush!!! :)


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