Sunday, June 16, 2013

Old Kodak Kodachrome Sides


Does anyone remember the old Kodachrome? I never knew what it was until I heard the song and got these.

I don't know what processed me to undertake this task today, I guess it was curiousness that got the best of me. Steve had been shopping at the Home Depot for things to do more upgrades to our home and afterwards wanted of all things KFC, boneless chicken for his Fathers day dinner. So he went and got that for dinner. It was pretty good actually. Afterwards he took a nap and that is when I was thinking how I had these old Kodachrome slides that were my dads and that I had never tried to view the slides, they were just sitting in a pretty box and probably forever. For whatever reason I got up and got the step ladder and climbed up to reach in the hall cabinet where I keep things I don't get into and pulled the box down from the very top shelf, we have high ceilings just like in the Victorian homes. Anyway I took the box and it's contents to my craft room and opened it up, peeked inside and found the slides. I turned on a lamp, put my glasses on and viewed each slide. They were amazing quality many of them. I hear the Kodack Kodachrome is amazing and is in great condition for 30 years and good up to 60. This made me want to get them digitized as soon as possible before they were lost forever. I started scanning them, they were turning out awful. So I pulled out my smartphone and started snapping away. They turned out great! Now I have added about 45 old photos to my family album. So fun to look at. 
I am the one of my family for many generations that has more photos, family heirlooms and memorabilia than anyone for all the Carter's and Woolverton's. it's like it was just my job and I am happy to hunt and and gather it all, like a detective that's me. 

Oh the people in the photo are my cousins and my brothers and I. They are all dark headed, their father is Cherokee Indian. My brothers and I are the blonde kids. These are my moms sisters children.  I think the photo was taken in Ohio where my moms family lives and where she was born. 

I was so happy to find this cute photo. 

 This is the what the photo looked like from a scanner. Awful and disappointing.

This photo is in remembrance of my dad who passed away in 2004.
 In this photo my mom, dad, brother Kirk and me. My youngest brother not yet born. It's always strange when I see family photos without him. This photo was not in the forgotten and neglected slides.

Look off to the right side of my blog where you see these images below

Notice if you click on the links and photos it takes you to the sections in my blog where I talk about these topics in my posts. Does anyone know how to do this? if not do you want to learn how? do you have labels that you would like to link to like I did and create images so you can click on them and go strait away for viewing of these particular labels/topics. If so I can create a little tutorial here and show you how to do it. It's really easy and fun to create these for your blog. Makes your blog fun and interesting. 

I hope everyone had a wonderful Fathers Day!



  1. My parents have some photos like these :) Thank you for sharing with us - such sweet memories pictures can bring. I hope you have a beautiful week, friend! Hugs!

  2. What sweet memories you have!!!! I wish we could sometimes go backwards in life don't you think?

  3. Your pictures are so cool. I have not heard of Kodachrome Slides, but very cool. Much more clear than the scanner photo.
    I love the picture of your family...the one with your dad. Very clear nice picture!! Baby Kat!! I love it. :)
    You are so good at all of the blog stuff. I have not kept up with any of it and have probably forgotten how to do anything. Blogger is so easy and does everything for you. :/
    Well, have a great week!! I love to read about you!! ((BIG HUGS))!!

  4. Oh wow they are in great shape, I was given my family's slides after my Dad passed and I am hoping to get them on CD's soon, hope mine are in as good shape as yours, such a great find!

  5. Kat, I have some of these, but I'm not sure where I put them. I need to do something like this. Your pictures from the slides turned out great, and what fun to now be able to view them whenever you want. You've inspired me. I'm going to hunt for those slides. laurie

  6. My uncle was the one in the family that made hundreds of slides from years of family gatherings.Wonderful tribute to your Dad!

  7. Hello dear Kat :) Thanks for your comments on my blog and your sweet offer of some books - you are a sweetheart! I have a lot of Beverly Lewis so I have a hunch I might already have the books, but you can email me the titles :) Thank you, my friend, for your kind offer. Email is:

    Enjoy your day! Love and the way, I didn't know you had Facebook - I am headed over there to your page right now and will "like" it with my page :)

  8. Hi Kat,
    Those photos are great! My Dad died in 2004 also. 3/13 to be exact. I miss him and think of him daily. Hope Steve had a great Father's Day! Hugs, Dru


Have a wonderful day! ~Kat