Happy Birthday to Me!!!!
I love it when HiHoney says, "Get whatever you want"!
That was back in December before Christmas when I spotted the Flip Pal Mobile Scanner on one of my favorite Genealogy sites....The Armchair Genealogist. It was a Genealogists Gotta Get Gift on her list of Gotta Gets. I did some research on the Flip Pal Mobile Scanner and decided it really was one of those 'I Gotta Get Me One of Those'!
The big push for me was being able to scan photos that are forever stuck in scrapbooks...like my Mothers Scrapbook with my Baby pictures, Birth Announcement and Congratulations Cards. The scrapbook started in 1943 covers Mothers High School Graduation through my First Birthday in 1948. Like so many scrapbooks of that time, the pages are yellowed and fragile and the tape and glue has yellowed and crumbled.
Scrapbooking today has made great strides in the preservation of photos and documents, and it is such an important aspect of preserving our Family History. Several years ago, I was able to save the original pages of Moms book by backing them with acid free paper and slipping them in sheet protectors. Wanting to keep as much of the original book as possible, the cover was rebound and a ring binder insert replaced the string and gromet page holders.
You know, I think my Mom was a 'Futuristic Thinker'. Just look at the Special Gift she has given her first born daughter in the thoughtful saving of these irreplaceable and pricless momentos. If not for them I would not have been able to confirm that I was NOT born in a conventional hospital. The story goes....
It was snowing a blizzard in Exira, Iowa on the night of my birth. My Grandfather hitched up the horse and sleigh, bundled up his youngest daughter, my Mom, and barely had time to get to Lazeta Jensen Maternity Home before I was born in a snowdrift. Isn't that a neat story?
'Like Mother...Like Daughter'
Yep, like my Mother, I am a Scrapbooker, and a preserver of photos and momentos.
I knew she would love and appreciate my Special Christmas Gift to her this past Christmas.
Thelma Irene Klemish
Your Klemish-Plate Ancestors
You know...history has a funny way of repeating itself.
It SNOWED on The Scrapbook Delivery Day!
In West Texas!
I'll share with Ya'll the rest of Mom's Ancestorial Memory Book in a later post!
At that time, I'll share with you the 21st Century Scrapbooking Materials I used.
Until then I'd like to introduce to you my Favorite Scrapbookers.
If you are into Scrapbooking your Family Tree like I am, you probably already know
They are another example of ...
Like Mother- Like Daughter