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Post by LadyA » Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:01 pm

I've been sorting through a basket of photos that has sat on my kitchen floor for several years, and I'm putting them in albums. I've come across some wonderful ones, including one taken in 1999, about two weeks before my dad was diagnosed with leukaemia. He's standing at their front door with mum and my youngest brother, who had come home from Australia where he was living at that time for another brother's wedding. He hadn't been home for five years. The three of them look so terribly happy and relaxed in the pic. I sent a copy to my brother, and it turns out that this is the only photo in existence of my parents with just him. So needless to say, he was thrilled. My dad was dead within about eighteen months of the pic being taken.
Another gem I found was a pic of dad with his four siblings, taken in 1995. They had decided to meet for coffee, just as siblings - no spouses, no children. I was actually living in the US at the time, but was home on holiday, and happened to be in town the day they were meetng for coffee, and realised it was too good an opportunity to miss to get a photo of them all, so ran down to the cafe! And that's the only photo in existence of dad, his three brothers and only sister together as adults, without anyone else!

Now, I'm planning to get lots of pics printed. So many precious memories sitting on FB and on my phone! Better get them off and saved! I know having what my husband always called "hard copies" isn't foolproof (I've lost a pack of photos of my daughter growing up! Her first day at school, and several other occasions. Can't find it anywhere!), but I just don't trust digital means of saving alone.

The project is bringing back lots of happy memories, but also making me realise how very quickly time has passed!
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Post by MadBadger » Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:11 pm

Have you considered scanning them and posting them to a Google drive that you can share with (select) members of your family? I've just been going through some of the oldest parts of the family archive - my paternal grandmother was one of the first women to join the army during the first war and it is mostly her family photos and the ones she took in France between 1916 and 1919 that I've scanned. Since her grand and great-grand children are now scattered across the globe, it has been much easier to post the scans in a private archive online than to print stuff off and then go through the hassle of locating snail-mail addresses.
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Post by LadyA » Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:27 am

We have a private family facebook group, and I also have a private fb group for my late husband's family. I post any pics there. I just print them for myself. I like to look back in albums, rather than online.
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Post by Hen-Gen » Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:21 am

Curiously we had a few visitors a couple or three months back and the question of childhood came up. Amidst much mockery they asked me if I had any baby pics. They couldn’t believe it when I said that I had no family pics at all, only chickens and dogs.
I remember when our mother died myself and my brothers going through her stuff and finding a vast stash of photos. None of us wanted them so they all went in the bin.
Have I regretted this? Yes a bit especially as I’ve got older.
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The one I really wish I’d kept was me in a Haliborange advert. I was a blue eyed baby (in B and W of course) Now, to quote Arthur Daley, I’ve “got a boat like a slatehangers nail bag”.
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Post by bigyetiman » Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:38 am

How did you end up in a haliborange advert, Were you in any more adverts?
The best bit about looking through old pics are the fashions and hairstyles. We have a photo of my sister with a curly perm holding up a poodle to her face, luckily my sister had glasses on as they morphed into one otherwise. But to this day we can't remember who the poodle belonged to or why she was holding it or where we were.
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Post by LadyA » Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:05 am

Hen-Gen wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:21 am

The one I really wish I’d kept was me in a Haliborange advert. I was a blue eyed baby (in B and W of course) Now, to quote Arthur Daley, I’ve “got a boat like a slatehangers nail bag”.
This isn't you, is it? Although this looks like a little girl. https://www.alamy.com/stock-image-1950s ... 24542.html
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Post by LadyA » Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:13 am

Oh good grief! Look at this old ad! I wonder if these are still available? After 30 years, my asthma has flared up quite badly again, and I've had to go back on daily inhalers. Maybe I should give ciggies a go? :D :D
https://www.cbsnews.com/pictures/outrag ... tte-ads/3/
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Post by Marigold » Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:51 am

I followed your link, LadyA, and enjoyed all the other ads in this collection. https://www.cbsnews.com/pictures/outrag ... rette-ads/
As a fellow asthmatic, I'm glad that I never got addicted to cigarettes. I had a few in my teens, mainly to rebel against my non-smoking mother, but my boyfriend said I stank so I gave them up.
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Post by Hen-Gen » Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:27 pm

LadyA wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:05 am
Hen-Gen wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:21 am

The one I really wish I’d kept was me in a Haliborange advert. I was a blue eyed baby (in B and W of course) Now, to quote Arthur Daley, I’ve “got a boat like a slatehangers nail bag”.
This isn't you, is it? Although this looks like a little girl. https://www.alamy.com/stock-image-1950s ... 24542.html
Nope. Transgenderism wasn’t fashionable in those days :D .
1958 was a bit late for me. I was born in 1949 so I presume it was 50/51.
I think most of us flirted with smoking but fortunately most of us did not become addicted. I’ve read stuff from many addiction specialists that coming off nicotine addiction is harder to do than coming off some illegal drugs.
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Re: Sorting old photos

Post by Marigold » Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:12 pm

Haliborange 3/9 a bottle, approx. 25p. in those days. Now it's £11.99 - but with added brain power! https://www.boots.com/haliborange-kids- ... lsrc=aw.ds

"Product details;
Kids Omega-3 DHA with vitamin A C D & E. Orange Syrup.

Orange flavoured liquid food supplement with Omega-3 plus vitamins. We all want our little ones to shine in life! Haliborange Omega-3 Orange Syrup is a tasty way for your children to get the important Omega-3 nutrients and vitamins they need every day."
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