Monday, December 13, 2010

Going Back In Time--56 Years Ago

Today is my birthday and I am so thankful for the lovely present my dad gave me by taking so many movies.

I feel like I'm in a time machine when I watch these old movies.  My dad took pictures of my first 11 birthdays, skipped my 12th and got my 13th.  That was a pretty fancy cake spinner that played "Happy Birthday" as it turned the cake around.  My mom used to come up with some cut cakes even though she wasn't big on cooking or baking. 

My mom never liked her picture taken so this video is pretty funny of her holding me telling my dad to stop taking her picture. I'm glad he didn't listen to her though because I think it's funny and love watching her.

I finally decided to go ahead and get them transferred to DVD's. Some I did through CVS but now I found that I can get them transferred and stored online at iMemories. The CVS ones cost $30-$55 each.  I had 13 movies converted to digital at iMemories for $391 and ordered two DVD's at $9.99 each.  The cost depends on the length of the movies.

Unlimited storage at iMemories is just $5/month but I can upload pictures, edit film clips and order DVD's or just download them to my computer.  Now I can store all the videos I make with movie maker on iMemories and free up space on my computer.  I can set up galleries with just certain things and share them with others by giving out the URL.  For example, here is the link to my pet video gallery there.  In the upper left corner you can click on the all gallery tab and see I have some password protected that you cannot view unless I give you the password.  The "How To Video" gallery is available for you to watch if you wish.  I can cancel at any time.

Just thought you may like to make a DVD for someone.  It's probably too late to do it for this Christmas, but it's something you may want to look into.  You can also have them convert slides and photographs to digital.

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Rebecca Mecomber said...

Happy Birthday, Karen! It's so wonderful that a child is loved. I'm always amazed by how happy your childhood was, what a blessing.

Your birthday is very close to Gerard's! That's pretty cool. :D

Mike Golch said...

Happt Birthday to you!!!

Mike Golch said...

Karen,I got a B-Day cake posted on Golch Central's Rambling Stuff come over and grab a peice.

Sandee said...
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Sandee said...

♪♪Happy Birthday to you,♪♪
♪♪Happy Birthday to you,♪♪
♪♪Happy Birthday Dear Karen,♪♪
♪♪Happy Birthday to you.♪♪

Mike sent me over. :)

The Painted Veil said...

♪♪Happy Birthday to you,♪♪
♪♪Happy Birthday to you,♪♪
♪♪Happy Birthday Dear Karen,♪♪
♪♪Happy Birthday to you.♪♪

I copied Sandee's because I don't know how to make the little symbols.

I hope you had a grand day. My speed is slow and I can't watch your videos. I would love to see them!!

I hope the year ahead is the best ever for you! Oh yes, Mike sent me too!!

Lin said...

Happy Birthday, pally!!! I hope it was a good one. :)

We have miles of old movies--from when my dad was a kid and up. I can't begin to transfer all of those movies--it would cost a fortune. And we are almost to the point that we don't even know everyone in those movies anymore.

Missy B. said...

Happy Belated Birthday Karen! And many more.....

{leah} said...

What a great gift that your dad gave you by taking all those pictures.

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!!

Have a great new year, and thanks for stopping by.

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