Boxes of hundreds of color slides, the projector and a screen have been stored in our basement for over a decade, glanced at mostly by accident while rummaging and searching for something else. I have been haunted by the awful truth that they age poorly and fade with time. It was as though I could hear the voices of my friends and relatives crying out to me. "Help, we're fading! What about the slides of all the pretty wild flowers that may have lost their vibrant colors? The time had come to begin the rescue mission and turn it into a fun project, after all, I thought, it can't be all that hard.
It was sort of fun at first, looking at the faces of old friends, family members and places we have visited, it was a trip down memory lane. I then had to develop a system. I based it on the following categories: family, vacations, neighbors, flowers and toss. The problem was, I found so many more categories and I was running out of room; weddings, old cars, work friends, home remodeling, divorced friends, people we never see, and on and on. This is not as much fun as I'd imagined but I'm going to stick with it and keep adding categories until I have rescued every last one. Help!!!!