The Poster Child for Archiving, Part 2

by Vikki Salmela In Part One, I focused on the fact that we, by human nature, think a total loss of personal mementos will never happen to us, yet it’s important to consider.  Joy’s story is not just about the fire, but her continual survival of life, her...

The Poster Child for Archiving, Part 1

by Vikki Salmela Can you imagine living through two fires and a grand theft in one life time?  What are the odds?  Yet this is exactly what happened to a client of mine, Joy.  And even still, she admits, she’s been putting off taking care of what really is the only...

Click Away!

It’s a wonderful thing, this photography stuff. And I’m not the only one who thinks so. My children look at our pictures, but what they see are their own faces, “Oh Mom!  I remember that day.  That was the best day ever!” Their memories...

Downsizing Your Parent’s Photos

by Elaine Johnson Back in the day, our parents purchased a roll of film, loaded their cameras, shot the pictures, and had them developed. Easy, right??? They would go home and pop the photos into those horrible “glue back” photo albums, but at least they got into an...