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Your Heritage Photos
Author: Michele Doyle Posted: Friday - May 13, 2016
<h3 style="color:#222222;display:block;font-family:Times,Times New Roman,serif;font-kerning:normal;font-size:15px;font-style:normal;font-weight:normal;line-height:1.5;line-spacing:0px;margin-bottom:10px;margin-top:0px;">Many of us have a box of old photos sitting in an attic or closet. Inside that box are photos of our grandparents, great-grandparents or other extended family members. For some of us, those are the only memories we have of our ancestors who are no longer with us. The photos in those boxes are fading as rapidly as our memories, yet there they sit. Why? Because we don't know what to do with them.</h3> <h3 style="color:#222222;display:block;font-family:Times,Times New Roman,serif;font-kerning:normal;font-size:15px;font-style:normal;font-weight:normal;line-height:1.5;line-spacing:0px;margin-bottom:10px;margin-top:0px;">If you are the owner of one or more of those boxes and you have a desire to honor your ancestors and preserve their memories, you've come to the right place. During this blog series we will be providing step-by-step instructions on organizing, preserving and sharing your Heritage Photos.</h3>

A New Year's Resolution Your Children Will Love
Author: Dorothy Tucker Posted: Wednesday - January 18, 2017
<h3 style="color:#222222;display:block;font-family:Times,Times New Roman,serif;font-kerning:normal;font-size:15px;font-style:normal;font-weight:normal;line-height:1.5;line-spacing:0px;margin-bottom:10px;margin-top:0px;"><strong>How many of you made New Year’s resolutions?</strong></h3> <h3 style="color:#222222;display:block;font-family:Times,Times New Roman,serif;font-kerning:normal;font-size:15px;font-style:normal;font-weight:normal;line-height:1.5;line-spacing:0px;margin-bottom:10px;margin-top:0px;">Most of us start a new year with great intentions. We want to become healthier, so we plan meals and go to the gym. We want to become more organized, so we buy a planner and make “To Do” lists. We set goals for better health, greater productivity, peace of mind- goals that will benefit us in some way.</h3> <h3 style="color:#222222;display:block;font-family:Times,Times New Roman,serif;font-kerning:normal;font-size:15px;font-style:normal;font-weight:normal;line-height:1.5;line-spacing:0px;margin-bottom:10px;margin-top:0px;">What if I told you that you could make a resolution that would not only benefit you, but also your children and grandchildren? In fact, this goal will ESPECIALLY benefit your children and grandchildren.</h3>

Can You Watch Your Home Movies?
Author: Katelyn Ray Posted: Thursday - May 24, 2018
<h3 style="color:#222222;display:block;font-family:Times,Times New Roman,serif;font-kerning:normal;font-size:15px;font-style:normal;font-weight:normal;line-height:1.5;line-spacing:0px;margin-bottom:10px;margin-top:0px;">Remember those old home videos that everyone used to make? I’m not talking about the little clips we take on our phones occasionally. I’m talking about the often long and random videos of anything and everything.</h3> <h3 style="color:#222222;display:block;font-family:Times,Times New Roman,serif;font-kerning:normal;font-size:15px;font-style:normal;font-weight:normal;line-height:1.5;line-spacing:0px;margin-bottom:10px;margin-top:0px;">We probably all have some of these old videos sitting in some box in the corner of the attic or garage. There are probably some incredible, funny, and random memories mixed in there. But most of us do not enjoy any of them, or even remember what we have recorded, because we no longer have the equipment to view them.</h3>

Will Your Photos Survive A Disaster?
Author: Dorothy Tucker Posted: Wednesday - October 10, 2018
<h3 style="color:#222222;display:block;font-family:Times,Times New Roman,serif;font-kerning:normal;font-size:15px;font-style:normal;font-weight:normal;line-height:1.5;line-spacing:0px;margin-bottom:10px;margin-top:0px;">The images and stories of the devastation left in the wake of recent disasters have been overwhelming. Hurricanes, earthquakes, and fires seem to have increased in number and intensity. I think most of us know someone who was affected by Hurricane Florence or Michael. The stories of people losing everything as flood waters consumed their homes are heartbreaking.</h3> <h3 style="color:#222222;display:block;font-family:Times,Times New Roman,serif;font-kerning:normal;font-size:15px;font-style:normal;font-weight:normal;line-height:1.5;line-spacing:0px;margin-bottom:10px;margin-top:0px;">I read an article last year about someone whose home was flooded when Hurricane Harvey slammed into Houston last year. The author described how his grandmother and other family members barely escaped the rising flood waters. Thankfully, they were able to find shelter in a friend’s home on higher ground.</h3>

Organize Your Photos Now, Don't Wait For The Next Stage In Life.
Author: Katelyn Ray Posted: Friday - March 1, 2019
All too often, we get caught up in waiting for the next stage in our life. We think that when we graduate, when we get married, when we have a stable job, when we have children, when we retire... THEN we will be happy and be able to enjoy life more. But in the words of Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Life is a journey, not a destination.” Our lives, and often our best memories, are made up of all the small moments that make up the big picture.

Spring Clean Your Photos
Author: Katelyn Ray Posted: Tuesday - April 23, 2019
Most of us have heard the expression “you don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone”, but ironically, as that phrase implies, we don’t typically appreciate it until it applies to us. One of the most poignant examples comes when loved ones pass away and we realize the things we wish we had enjoyed with them. With that sorrow, we also become extremely grateful for the memories we do have with them. Since many of those memories are captured through pictures, we begin to treasure those pictures greatly, as they are all we have left of our loved one. Sometimes this means that we have to sort through a mess of pictures, or even find damaged pictures, in an attempt to enjoy those precious memories again.