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Posted on Thursday, October 12th, 2017

Dave!Thanks to some unexpected cash that came into my life last couple months, I was able to pay off a bill, buy new socks, up my monthly donation to Doctors Without Borders, make some donations for animal rescue efforts in hurricane-ravaged Houston... and pay for another batch of old photos to be scanned. The last time I could afford to do this was five years ago, so it was a nice to be able to treat myself to something senselessly expensive and cool like this.

All of the photos I have left for scanning are photo negatives, so I don't really review anything. I just send them in and hope for the best.

This batch ended up being pretty special.

There were photos of my parent's wedding I hadn't seen before. Amazing photos of my mom when she was very young. Fascinating photos of my grandparent's life from a bygone era. And, of course, lots of photos of me and my brother growing up.

Also interesting? A trip to San Francisco by my mom's parents to visit my parents, assumably just before I was born in 1965(?)...

San Francisco circa 1965: Golden Gate Bridge

San Francisco circa 1965: Lombard Street

San Francisco circa 1965: Cable Car

San Francisco circa 1965: Chinatown

   
One trend I noticed was oodles and oodles of plaid. My brother and I were drenched in it for half a decade...

Death by Plaid

   
Another photo trend was me on vehicles.

How many people can say that their first car WAS A FIRE TRUCK?!? ME! I CAN TOTALLY SAY THAT! Just look at me! All chill as fuck while cruising down the sidewalk in my sweet ride! Acting like I don't care and all the world is my bitch. SO BAD-ASS!

Lil' Dave in his fire truck

Holy shit! My second car was a Corvette... WITH WORKING HORN!

Lil' Dave in his Corvette

Here's where things started going downhill. Apparently my third car was a wagon...

Lil' Dave in his wagon

   

There are hundreds more photos waiting for me to look through them, so I'm sure "Throwback Thursday" will be a trend for a while here. Or not. Guess it depends how boring my life is next week.

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Comments

  1. CD says:

    Just call that third one a “GTO” and you’ll be fine. ;-)

  2. Awesome, very cool :)
    I’ve been manually scanning my parents’ photos. They have been meticulously labelled with dates and places and people. Surely there’s got to be some historical value to that..?

  3. david says:

    Great pictures. I bought a negative and slide scanner to digitize my late father’s slide collection, an amazing collection mostly from the 50’s and 60’s. The scanner is easy to use – it was about $200 on Amazon (Wolverine is the brand.) I stumbled across a box full of APS negatives, and scanned those, I was amazed at how well and easily it converted the negatives into positives. I was please to be able to do this myself.

    Any suggestions for the box full of 8mm movie film?

  4. Matthew Westergard says:

    What is it about old film photos that is so pleasurable to look at? Is it mere nostalgia? Probably. Modern digital photos seem cold to me. I think I’m just an old man, and long for the old days, that’s all…

  5. hello haha narf says:

    THIS IS SO COOL!!!

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