LOVE YOU MUCH!
It once again is breast cancer awareness month. Which tends to remind me of a trip I took with my daughter and her friend to our local Fantastic Sams so that we could donate our hair to Locks of Love. These young women went far beyond what I did (call me chicken) I did donate a considerable amount of hair, which was waist long, shortened to my shoulders. I just couldn’t bring myself to do the extra 10 inches or so.
There is a subject that I would like to clarify. I have heard many people say that they no longer give to Locks of Love, because they charge the children for the hair pieces. That in part is true, but the original hair piece can run from $3,000 to $5,000 dollars depending on the need. Locks of Love give according to need.
Locks of Love Mission Statement
Our mission is to return a sense of self, confidence and normalcy to children suffering from hair loss by utilizing donated ponytails to provide the highest quality hair prosthetics to financially disadvantaged children. The children receive hair prostheses free of charge or on a sliding scale, based on financial need.
If you have the hair to donate and then I urge you to do so. I would suggest you look into Locks of Love or other ways of donating your hair. There are a few others that I found with a quick search of the web:
Have a clipping good time!
While I sit here working on scanning photo’s (the correct way mind you!) I have come across a dilemma and I am sure I am not the first one to have this issue.
I have several, at least a dozen, of those small 4×4 photo albums that the pictures companies used to put the photos in. These are in great shape, with only a few loose photos that I will put into another place safe keeping. My thought is, do I remove the rest of the photos and place them in better surroundings or is the little album a good home for these picture?
I have some photos, that I have used archival corners on and I put them on acid free cardboard (actually for comic books) and placed them in archival plastic sleeves. I was thinking of doing this with these photos, makes for easy identification and they actually store nicely in a filing system, although they are kind of bulky but not a bulky as trying to store them in large photo albums.
Very big sigh, I guess I will order some more sleeves and in the meantime, I would love to hear what others have done with these little albums!
I am a bit back ward this week, and I apologize for this! After I posted what I had worked on for part of the week and had it ready to post for Friday, I remembered that I had not posted Thursday’s offering.
This weeks treasure came in the forms of pictures, some that I have already shared with you. The picture of my grand parents
and the picture of my grandmother and her siblings standing from youngest to oldest and all but the youngest trying not to giggle. ( proving to me it is always the youngest that starts things )
These picture were found as I have stated before in box of boxes, the treasure in these photos is that fact they were negatives and I really had no clue what they held! I was fearful to take them to a chain operated photo department. Most of them are great with digital photos and photos taken recently, but these were single negatives, and I guessed they were at least 70 yrs old. I asked around and found a Photographer! He has done excellent work for me and I would like to give him a mention. If you’re in the metro Detroit and need work done, I would suggest Joe. You can find Joe at Photo Joe/Joseph Marshall Photography
Those negatives are 70-year-old, and actually some of them closer to 80 yrs old.
The greatest treasure the majority of these photos were taken at a Ogilvie Family reunion in Dresden Ohio in 1933. I believe there were only two people in the family not present. I couldn’t have hoped for more! I now have pictures of my great-grandparents with their children, spouses and grand-children. Now that is what I call putting flesh on bones!
There was just one problem with these photos and it really wasn’t with them, but with my knowledge of the family. I could place my grandmother and a favorite aunt, but the most of the rest of them were guesses for me. To change this dilemma I posted them to shutterfly.com and invited family members to help me put names to faces and I also invited them to print or download what they wanted. There were over 100 negatives (I still have more to developed) so I thought this would be the best way to share them. I have many more photos of other families and I am thinking seriously about doing the same with them. You can visit the share page of the Ogilvie photos mentioned above at Ogilvie Family Photos.
They are now being put in an album and being named. There will be a disk added to the album . I will be saving them both Tif and jpg files. I am not sure yet how I will index and name them on the disc. That will be my next adventure.
Enjoy and Happy Hunting!