Sunday, December 23, 2012

Mama Don't Take My Kodachrome Away or Travel Back In Time With Me

Linda Starr on San Francisco Ferry 1975

We got ourselves an early Christmas present. We found a used slide projector and we got it. We both have hundreds of kodachrome slides to go through. I hope you won't mind traveling back in time with us each Sunday. Today we're in San Francisco and it's 1975; I'm on the ferry cross the bay.

The slides are projected on the wall and I'm taking a photo of them with my digital camera so they are blurry  I hope to find a way to make them clearer because on the wall they are wonderful. I can either use a tripod or take some of them and have them converted to digital photos. I'll be working on that. In the meantime today is just a teaser traveling back in time. Gary found his Vietnam and Taiwan slides and films too.

 Golden Gate Bridge
 Coit Tower
Freighter taken through telescope lens
 Swans in Golden Gate Park
Berkeley Marina
 Spinach Souffle
Mama Don't Take My Kodachrome Away

As you can see we have hundreds of slides to go through. Next time I hope to have the photos in focus for you to travel back in time with us.

Seagull on Treasure Island

I saw slide boxes labeled with Hawaii, Mexico, Lake Tahoe, Lake Laginatas, Grateful Dead, Jefferson Starship, Renaisance Fair, and so much more. So stay tuned for more to come. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.


  1. These are great pictures. I came across a box full of slides recently too. Now I just need to find a projector. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Oh, what fun, for you and for us! I'm looking forward to seeing more. Love your photo on the ferry.

  3. You two are going to have so much fun!

  4. Hi Linda...what a great treasure to discover, not only lovely pictures, but your memories which will be sparked when you see them...and share with us. Happy Christmas!

  5. Wow, I didn't recognize you with the long hair. What a great photo of you, Linda. I look forward to more slides each Sunday.

  6. For little over a hundred dollars you can buy a scanner that scans slides, negative images and all kinds of photos. I got a Canon; and spent last year going through a bazillion slides and strips of color negatives. Kodachrome was wonderful, and now we need to digitize it before it disintigrates.
    You probably met my daughter at a Grateful Dead concert.
    Have a wonderful Christmas.

  7. Love the photo of you on the ferry...gosh we were young once!!!

  8. How lovely to look back at the photos again, and thanks for sharing them. Ah, 1975..
    Happy Christmas and New Year,

    P & L

  9. Hi GC, thanks, I saw some projectors listed on ebay, if you get one make sure you have the correct tray for the projector there are different models. I wish I had one of the stacking trays it would make watching and sorting them much easier.

    Hi Meredith, thanks so much, it was fun and interesting ha.

    Hi Teresa, thanks, oh I was so young and pretty back then, if only I could find the fountain of youth.

    Hi Michele, thanks, yes great fun, has us longing to travel again.

    Hi Joanne, thanks, we may have to save up for one of those scanners since we have so many slides. Those concerts were free in golden gate park, those were the days.

    Hi Turquoisemoon, thanks, yes oh so young.

    Hi Suzi, thanks, so many memories.

    Hi Peter, thanks, ah yes 1975, so young and full of hope.

    Hi Gayle, thanks, we're have a grand ole time, happy holidays to you.


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