Slides were a little like the digital camera - a little. Since processing was included it was cheaper than printing the photos. With digital, we can snap and delete as much as we want in the effort to get the perfect photo. Print film made us much less trigger-happy. But, with slides, there was a little more leeway. In any event, over the years the slide boxes multiplied. Then we all moved on to digital and left the slides to gather dust.
I don't know anyone who doesn't like to look at old photo albums. A few of the slides were printed at the time so there was something to put in the album but there were more that have been forgotten. And, now, our family slides are being scanned and stored in a more accessible form. This is a huge project, takes lots of patience and my ex is doing it all. Of course, he also took most of the photos.
What else do I see? Well, clearly, I have inherited my mother's (this was taken at my parents') ability to use every horizontal surface for not-so-temporary storage. It's pretty obvious that my daughter is trying to escape eating that horrible-looking glop in the jar. And, if you can mentally crop out the background, her dad did a lovely job of composing this photo. I'm glad of the background, though, for the depth of information it holds.
I'm enjoying looking at the digital photo album that he's creating. Ah, memories.