As I was going through the junk around our home, getting ready for the big move, I found some REALLY old 3.5″ floppy disks from 1996 and 1997. See, kids, back in the not-so-good old days, we elderly people used to take “pictures” with 35-millimeter cameras which had “film” in them. Then, we’d take that “film” out very carefully and take it to get “developed.” Optionally, in the year 1996, we used to be able to pay some extra amount of money and have a “floppy disk” returned with the “developed” pictures with a slide-show of these pictures.
I should have taken a picture of the disk itself. It was made to run in Windows 3.1, and was done by Konica. I’m shocked that it still was recognizable (i.e. not completely destroyed by the ravages of time) by our computer.
REALLY low-res, grainy, crappy, etc., but look how cute the kids are!!
I am absolutely blown away by how quickly my beautiful little kiddos have grown up.
Points to take from this:
– 1996 seems like an eternity ago.
– 2005 will seem like an eternity ago real soon now.
– Cherish EVERY second you have with your kids!
– Take lots of pictures!
– Have lots of fun with your family.
– And don’t throw anything away! Ever!! =:)
(psst! Posing for the camera was uploadd by: vanRijn).