Preserving Your Memories
One day Dillon decided to explore the dusty attic in his Grandma’s house. He found a large dusty trunk in a dim corner. Dillon was just sure that it contained a treasure. Once it was brought to the kitchen he grandly opened it while Grandma watched with a smile. He was disappointed at once, “It’s just trash!” he exclaimed. Then Grandma explained. “Dillon, this is our family treasure. They are the old films, videos, a few reel-to-reels and several carousels of slides. They all tell the story of our family.”
When Dillon’s dad heard about it, he knew just what needed to be done (updating, restoring and duplicating).
· Transfer films and videos to DVDs
· Transfer reel to reels and any other audio to CDs
· Scan slides and negatives and either save the images on a CD or have it made into a DVD slideshow to watch on the TV
· Scan other documents like a marriage certificate, farm journal and an old book Grandpa made during WWII
· Films could be cleaned
· Cracked and faded photos can be restored
· Make copies of everything for everyone, whether prints or disks
It gave Grandma a real sense of security when not just one person had the family treasure, but everyone had their own copy. Once it was all done, Dillon agreed that it was a real treasure.
By Marsha Knackstedt
Owner, Leave A Legacy, Inc.
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