As my pursuit of the “Simple Life” continues I keep finding more and more opportunities to reduce the amount of “Stuff” which has accumulated throughout the years. This winter I have dedicated my time to scanning and saving all of my wife’s photographs. As we both divorced years ago there are plenty of photographs saved from those previous lives we both have lived before we met. As I have already minimized my photo collection, Sharon too has made the decision to empty boxes of pictures from her past. She is finding great joy now in viewing those photos online.
I purchased a good photo scanner and started scanning pictures which she has determined to be worth scanning. The photos are being saved in multiple locations along with Google Photos. With Google Photos she can create albums to share with other family members.
Ultimately those memories are not only being preserved for generations to come but also being removed from a cluttered closet. Sharon literally has thousands of photo’s and many have been taken with the old style 35 mm camera and the quality no be so good. With todays technology I am finding it increasingly easy to make some pretty good improvements on those old photos. Of course there is certainly no way I could go through each photo and perform the photoshop magic to them. A task like that would take years to perform. So I decided that once all the photos are scanned and saved I will copy them to multiple photo cards to pass on to each family member as they can pick and choose those photos that mean the most to them and work their own magic on each one.
I love contemplating the thought of my family many generations before me having the same technology to preserve their past. But knowing that this wasn’t possible I also love contemplating the thoughts of my children’s children and far beyond viewing all the photos that I am now scanning.
Who knows? Some day I may be able to turn this whole process into a small business in retirement as I see Sharon and myself traveling the country in a motorhome.