Slide Show

I’d sure like to thank you my friend

You’ve stayed with me right to the end

The stories were long

Photos went on and on

My vacation… again and again!


So for now we shall leave it behind

There are fun little nuggets to find

Simple pleasures abound

Just a quick look around

And new topics are filling my mind


Truly!  I thank you for coming along for the ride on this wonderful journey.  When I was a child, my grandparents took a great trip to Alaska.  This was the era of slide shows.  Every once in awhile Nana would have us all over for supper, and the surprise entertainment would be the viewing of the Alaska slides… again.  The setting up of the screen, trying to get the slides to advance in the projector, the occasional upside down picture, the retelling of the woman in the red outfit whose luggage got lost.  Oh my!  Vintage travel lore in our family.

And so… you’ve seen my slide show.  Thank you for your sweet and kind attention.  I’m sorry I wasn’t able to serve little meat sandwiches, potato chips and iced tea to go along with it.  Maybe next time.


7 Responses to “Slide Show”

  1. Sandy says:

    This photo was in Buenos Aires… final sight-seeing. If you’re an “Evita” fan, you can imagine that I was singing this line… “The best show in town was the crowd – outside the Casa Rosada crying ‘Eva Peron’.”

  2. Lawanda Calton says:

    I love your photos and the descriptive paragraph! Always loved the slide shows my Mom and Dad presented, too! If I can find the Alaska Slides I’ll make sandwiches and call you!

  3. Betty Williamson says:

    Memories again…but of different slide shows! My Uncle Jack and Aunt Blanche travelled a lot, and when they returned, we went to their house for supper, followed by a slide show in Jack’s den. I remember many times dozing off on the old black vinyl couch in the den nestled between family members. I can still smell the slides and the projector screen, too!

  4. Sandy says:

    Oh… wouldn’t we all love to watch one of those slide shows… just one more time!

  5. KIm Mann says:

    Loved all of your photo’s!! And I loved those old slide shows, too.

  6. Marcea Clive says:

    Back in the late 50’s my first husband, Jack Baker, who was in the Marine Corp, spent 4 years in Hawaii. When he got home he had tons and tons of slides. Every week there was a gathering at someones house in the Arch community to see the slides…………There was always cakes and coffee or sandwiches and chips………..Slides were the real deal back then.

  7. Mary Anne says:

    I was lucky enough to see some of those slide shows and partake in the sandwiches. Good times.

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