Remembering my father, Harry Limes, on Father’s Day 2017

Remembering my father on this Father’s Day, 2017.  

Sharing my “Find A Grave” memorial created for Harry Limes, my father.

HARRY AND LINDA LIMES - COLORIZED - SUMMER OF 1948 AT LAKEVIEW PARK NEAR BEACH WITH FRAME & TEXT

HARRY LIMES LINDA LIMES AND FLOPPY MY TOY AT 208 ARIZONA AVENUE ABOUT 1950 WITH FRAME & TEXT

HARRY LIMES - BOAT OUTBOARD MOTOR - COLORIZED 12-14-2016 WITH FRAME & TEXTHARRY LIMES & BABY LINDA IN ROCKER COLORIZED WITH FRAME & TEXTHARRY LIMES COLORIZED 1944 WITH FRAME & TEXT

 

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Recently Colorized Photographs of my Early Childhood

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It has been an interesting experience to have some of my early childhood photographs colorized.  Afterward, adding a frame around each one with a description to identify the important information about the photograph is another step in this process I’ve learned.  

I has been heartwarming to have a new version of my childhood photographs that I am growing to like more than I thought I would — after viewing only the original black and white versions for so many years.

Scanning original photographs to save & share, and even improve them brings to us a renewed sense of their importance in preserving the history of our lives and the changing times we relive through them.

Find A Grave Changes Are a Coming!

A Heads up for those of us who are contributors and users of Find A Grave, which as most of us know by now, has been taken over by Ancestry.com!  More changes are to come with the Find A Grave website.

Click Here to read about upcoming changes for Find A Grave.  

Now might be a good time to go into your “Contributor Tools” and download your data.:

“Download Your Data”

“You can download your records for a cemetery or virtual cemetery by choosing it from the list below. The data will download as a tab-delimited Excel file. This format can be imported into a variety of programs. Add cemeteries to your My Cemeteries list to see them listed here.”

Just a tip:  I use a Windows 7 64bit desk top computer and when I downloaded a cemetery file it saved it to a .txt format instead of an Excel format.  I changed the .txt to a .xls and the file then opened up in Excel for me.  I could also re-save the .xls into a .xlsx file.  I still have Office 2007 on my computer.  So, if your downloaded cemeteries default to .txt this would be a workaround for you.