Something to think about as we approach Memorial Day…

Paul just blogged about all of our scanning here

Overall, this is a very daunting and time consuming task (scanning and touching up hundreds of images) but it’s also very therapeutic. However, I have to admit that I’m sorry that I didn’t do a lot of this sooner. I can’t believe how much I’ve enjoyed going through thousands of photos – triaging them down to: scenery that I don’t care about, people I can’t recognize, and the most important – stuff I really care about.

Once I got the piles down to more manageable sizes, I scanned 5-6 photos at a time (on a very reasonable (< $150) HP flatbed scanner). Once scanning, I’ve been separating them and then tweaking them in Elements. I’ve spent many, many, many hours doing it – but I’m really enjoying seeing things I did (many have me in them as a baby/child) and/or things my Father/family has done. It’s really something that I wish I had done while my Father was still alive but at least I’m able to do it now. Maybe a good thing to think about as we all approach Memorial Day!

Speaking of Memorial Day – my Grandfather, a Major in the US Air Force, [Clarence] Wayne Tripp (April 3, 1922 – February 22, 1985) was a fighter pilot in WWII and also served in Korea and Vietnam. In going through all of these photos, I found one of my Grandfather that is just WONDERFUL. I thought I’d share:

Cheers to everyone,

2 thoughts on “Something to think about as we approach Memorial Day…

  1. That is a great picture (and the wing of a P-47 Thunderbolt, in case you didn’t already know that).

  2. I didn’t know that – THANKS!!! I knew that it wasn’t what Grandpa flew (he flew P51D Mustangs). Grandpa was was shot down 3 times – in planes named: Little Don 1, Little Don 2 and Little Don3… My Dad (ah, Don – just in case that wasn’t obvious :), was the first born and the only one born before the war. Linda, Bonnie and Wayne were fifties kids.


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