31|2013 Sliding Into Another Year (August 19 – 25, 2013)
Earlier this month my Dad asked me what I wanted for my birthday, which is on the 31st. I told him a fabulous gift would be for him to get with his sister and arrange for me to borrow the old family photos that are on slides so that I can digitize them. Within a few hours Dad had made arrangements with my aunt to get together on the 24th. They worked together and gathered the slides then made sure the slide projector worked. My plan was to make a video recording as we watched all the photos.
When I arrived at my aunt’s house, I was surprised by a few more guests, dinner and dessert. The dinner was a lovely meal that my husband and Dad bought and my aunt made the desserts, which are family heirloom recipes. We had cookies that included Ice Box cookies, a cheese ball and a Chocolate Upside Down cake. Those desserts are especially significant since I am creating an heirloom cookbook.
It was a priceless gift to share the evening with my aunt, uncle, cousin, Dad, brother, sister-in-law, nephew, husband and son. Since my nephew’s birthday is just a few days before mine, we blew the birthday candle out together!
Now, I have about 720 slides to scan, so I’ll be busy on that for a while.