Do you have some old slide pictures from previous generations? If so, you should scan and make digital copies as soon as you can because the dyes and physical make up of those old films are now beyond their expected lifetime. (Black and white prints, if processed and then stored correctly, have a considerably longer lifetime.)
The failures seen in this quiz are characteristic to certain brands of film. Having a rough idea of when those films were popular versus their typical failings and prejudices will be helpful when answering these questions.
Hint:After clicking your answer but before clicking “Submit”, “Show Answer” appear at that point — click it! If you wish to revise your selection, you can do so before clicking “Submit”.
My great-grandfather Skinner, like his Skinner ancestors, was rather short. Indeed, when we went to visit our Skinner roots near Barnstaple in England, my wife had to put Post-It notes saying “Duck!” on all the door frames because I was … Continue reading →
It is a tradition that wives and then children take on the father’s surname. While we could debate why this is, the fact remains it is now and has been for most of recorded history, a common practice. I am … Continue reading →
By the time summer is over, I’m expecting this to grow by 50%. We have a grass front and a grass back yard, both of which turn an ugly yellow if not watered daily. And we currently have four adults, … Continue reading →
As I’ve been writing up the details of different individuals for our genealogy website, there are times when the question of censorship comes up. For example, the comment, “He was an alcoholic and womanizer,” may have been stated by someone … Continue reading →
Visitors (the general public) will be able to view only some of our details. The displayed information will be restricted to the dearly departed. Information about living family members is available only to registered users, and registration is strictly limited to family members.
If you are connected in any way to those in the family tree, then you are “family” and can register. Go to http://www.downofathistle.org and click “Login” in the upper-right corner to begin the process.
This entry is addressed primarily to my immediate family members but I’m posting it here to also welcome comments from anyone who cares to contribute or who might be interested in doing the same. – – – In the next … Continue reading →
So, the weather has cooled off. That’s the good news. Lows are in the 50s, highs in the 80s except for a couple of 90+ days but those are flukes, not to be repeated for many months — we hope. … Continue reading →