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Old 01-24-2020, 02:17 PM   #1
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Recently came into possssion of 8-16 mm family home movies.

What to do? No projector. I can have them digitally converted but for whom? No one besides me would be interested, and how many times am I going to watch them? I can't bring myself to throw them away.

Also, a couple boxes of archaic photos, I assume of relatives, but have no clue.

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You don't have any kids? Digitize them anyways. You never know when you'll feel nostalgic.
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Might be useful for some future forensic investigation.
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(i just looked this up)
Costco charges $20 for the first 150 feet, then $0.13 for each foot beyond that.
Give them the movies, get DVDs back.

https://www.costcodvd.com/services-a...-film-transfer

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Might be useful for some future forensic investigation.
What could be useful?
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No idea. Bad joke. We had a similar situation in my family. Lots of family travels, some in " interesting" parts of the world, and my dad took lots of slide photos, all fairly well archived, but on the parents' passing what do you do with them. Lots of sentiment, but the volume was overwhelming. I would have had a hard time dealing with them, but a younger (probably smarter) sister took on the task. Quite a few years ago, and I think she got part way through and mybe dumped them. It's good to have a few photos to pass through the generations for potentially curious descendants, and paper is probably as reliable a medium as any, but digitizing the amount of stuff you have would probably not serve a useful purpose in most families. Expensive too.
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Hmmm ... i wonder if your local library might have an 8mm projector you could borrow (or use on-site).

Every once in a while i see one for sale at Goodwill.

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No idea. Bad joke. We had a similar situation in my family. Lots of family travels, some in " interesting" parts of the world, and my dad took lots of slide photos, all fairly well archived, but on the parents' passing what do you do with them. Lots of sentiment, but the volume was overwhelming. I would have had a hard time dealing with them, but a younger (probably smarter) sister took on the task. Quite a few years ago, and I think she got part way through and mybe dumped them. It's good to have a few photos to pass through the generations for potentially curious descendants, and paper is probably as reliable a medium as any, but digitizing the amount of stuff you have would probably not serve a useful purpose in most families. Expensive too.
No!!! I got the joke and think it was really funny and chuckled. No snark. Don't stop, I think your may be on the cusp of a comedic breakout!!! I was just playing dumb and trying to set you up with a Hank Kimble response.

The box is smallest of four. Many albums and loose photos of unknown souls long since passed. I'll just store 'em and let some one Toss them.

Cheers!

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Also, a couple boxes of archaic photos, I assume of relatives, but have no clue.

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We have similar archives. Fortunately (double edged sword) my relatives had a habit of putting names and often dates on the back of the photos. I've been scanning select photos for posterity.

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Be careful what you find.

A story that I shouldn't repeat.

We found a bunch of my Grandfather's home movies. I do have a projector. After some birthday and Christmas reels, we loaded one fateful reel into the projector and flipped it on.

There on the screen was my grandfather and grandmother at an adult party. Someone had brought anatomically correct male and female "aprons" to the event. There was my grandpa and grandma laughing while bumping and grinding in front of everyone.

MY EYES... MY EYES.... it can never be unseen.

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We have similar archives. Fortunately (double edged sword) my relatives had a habit of putting names and often dates on the back of the photos. I've been scanning select photos for posterity.



Be careful what you find.

A story that I shouldn't repeat.

We found a bunch of my Grandfather's home movies. I do have a projector. After some birthday and Christmas reels, we loaded one fateful reel into the projector and flipped it on.

There on the screen was my grandfather and grandmother at an adult party. Someone had brought anatomically correct male and female "aprons" to the event. There was my grandpa and grandma laughing while bumping and grinding in front of everyone.

MY EYES... MY EYES.... it can never be unseen.

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Yes, I remember those. A long time ago, before Gloria Alred sued companies for such sinister "sexist" behavior, a guy was selling them at work, Boeing, for 10-bucks. Always good for a laugh.

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