We often think of homesteading and the prepper lifestyle as a low-tech life, kind of like our memory capturing devices of old. But what about your playback devices currently in your house? They’re no longer low-tech are they? Can you still play the home videos you made when the kids were little? What about the photos in boxes or albums that are turning yellow? Can you share those easily with friends?
Age and years are just a few of the ways we end up losing images or videos that mean a lot to us. When my mom was a child her family lost most of their photographs to a fire. Now we have about 3 pictures of my mom before she was an adult. This is why no matter how and when my photos were taken I try to get them backed up online somewhere. I want to be sure that my kids always have those memories, those pieces of their history to pass down. I make photo books, scan old images and upload to genealogy services and try to make sure our pictures are safe and preserved.
My mom has boxes of pre-digital photos. When I visit my sisters and I work in batches to get them scanned in. With 7 siblings who’ll all want a copy of their favorites having our childhood memories digitized is the way to go!
When YesVideo asked if I’d like to share a #RememberWhen story I couldn’t wait. Having so many siblings and growing up on a big farm in the Appalachian mountains means lots of fun memories and looking back through some photos I knew I had to share this set of images from the beaver incident!
There’s a good sized creek that runs through my parent’s farm and at the very far end of the property it takes a sharp turn at the foot of a hill. The local beavers are protected by law so my dad and brothers can’t trap or shoot them, but they can’t just let the beavers dam up the creek and flood the hay fields either. So, every time those boogers dam up the creek the guys head down to dismantle their home and try and encourage them to move along to some other creek. It’s an all-day chore and everyone gets involved. Several years ago when my husband and I were visiting he got to help and even my baby sister jumped in. It must have been just after a rain cause once the dam was cleared the creek was rushing, even around the corners!
Now that everyone is grown; some of the kids are married and the rest are all taller than me, I love looking back at these photos. It’s fun to #RememberWhen everyone was so small and the adventures were plentiful.
Do you have old memories to preserve?
YesVideo has a great service where you can send in your old photos, film reels and VHS cassettes and have them digitized! You’ll get them back on DVD’s, ready to view on your own TV or computer. You can even login to your account and share your videos and pictures with your friends and family. YesVideo will save a high resolution backup for 90 days so you so you can login and order additional digitized copies within that time frame. You take your videos and photos to your local CVS to send everything in and YesVideo will send them back to you along with the DVD’s.
Wouldn’t a digital copy of your family memories be a great Christmas gift this year?
Here’s how you can get your images and videos digitized thanks to your local CVS and YesVideo!
Holiday Order Deadlines:
Video memories on DVD make unique and special gifts for friends & family. The Holiday season is YesVideo’s busiest time of the year, so please do not wait until last minute to bring your tapes, reels and photos to the CVS photo center.
To ensure your Holiday DVD gifts will be ready in time, you must submit your order at the CVS photo center by December 2, 2013. All transfer orders will include DVDs and private online account for sharing. Remind readers to include an email address for online access. Have CVS DVD transfer questions? Call 1-877-817-5376
I was compensated for my time on sharing the YesVideo holiday deadlines. All opinions and family memories are 100% my own.