I Gifted Myself A Flip Pal Mobile Scanner

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
Memory Scrapbook
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

PS...Happy Birthday To Me via my Flip Pal Mobile Scanner!  Thanks HiHoney!


  1. Well Happy Birthday Sandra Sue! You know I think your mom was one smart lady. I guess if I am going to leave a memory book for my daughter and grandchildren I better drag out that Rubbermaid box and start assembling one. Let me know how much you like that scanner! Hugs!~Ames♥

  2. That was so sweet of you! I like to think that we inspire others with our posts. Thank you so much and am hoping that you have a wonderful birthday month! We believe in celebrating your Whole birth month! Twyla

  3. Happy Birthday; looks like a great gift, must check it out.

  4. I'm a recent follower and although I live in Texas this is not where my family is from. I originally got into genealogy in the 1980's before we all had computers and then dropped it when real life got in the way. I finally bought myself Family Tree Maker and got all my documented information entered. I get 6 months of Ancestry with the program, but haven't registered yet. I wanted to wait until after the holidays when I'd have more time. I hope to get my Christmas tree down soon, but until then the holidays still exist here.

    I have my great aunt's scrapbook and she was in the Ziegfeld Follies. I'm sorry now that I took some of the pictures out so I could scan them. I like the mobile scanner idea. Oh well, live and learn. I'll have to go back and read some of the Armchair Genealogist. With so much online now it's a whole new world.

  5. Hi Sue

    Love your Mum's scrapbook - so sweet with all those memories. So glad that you got it preserved. Now i'm going to have to check out that flip scanner - looks like something I may "need!"

    Enjoy your weekend!

  6. Sue,
    I just ordered one! I have been going through pictures and scanning them but the ones in albums have been of concern. So now I will be knitting and scanning1
    Have a great weekend.


  7. I'm going to find out where I can get one of these up here - I'm certain they're available, but if not, I'll be in WA in a couple of weeks and will look there. What a great idea!

  8. Love learning something new, thanks for sharing about the scanner ! My family migrated from Georgia to Texas ... they settled in NE Texas. I started researching when we moved to Georgia and didn't know my family had lived here !
    Happy Pink Saturday ... birthday wishes for next Pink Saturday

  9. Thanks for sharing your Pink. Happy Pink Saturday! ~Diane

  10. Happy Pink Saturday Sandra Sue and Happy Birthday. You have some wonderful scrap book! Enjoy!! That scanner sounds like a wonderful tool. Warmly, Linda

  11. Saturday is cleaning day around here, and it is Pink Saturday! What to do? A room, a few visits. Why? Because I learn so much. Thanks for the Flip Pal Mobile Scanner tip. I am SO collecting stories and hope pictures soon.

    Happy Pink Saturday!

  12. I got a new printer for Christmas and dearly love it.

  13. Wow, you are one tough baby lol, maybe it means that you can get through with just about anything even the toughest ones! Happy Pink Saturday.

    My PINK is here. Please come and see.

  14. Oh, so sweet!That is a very useful gift.

    Visiting for Pink Saturday! Here's my share- hope you cans top by:)



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