Those Mountains in the Back - Identifying Your Old Family Photos

Written by Joe Bott

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After thinking for a while, it hit me. Why would we even bother to write our names onrepparttar back? We all know who we are, so there's no need to jot down a name when we already know what that name is. Besides, if people we don't know look atrepparttar 142634 photo, why would they even care to know who's inrepparttar 142635 photo? Unless, of course, they're curious about that gas station, in which case they could turnrepparttar 142636 photo over to find out that it was somewhere onrepparttar 142637 road to Lake Henry.

So here they sit: all these photos fromrepparttar 142638 1800s and early 1900s with no clues as to who most of these people are. Personally, I want to know who they are, as I'm sure many of you do, too. Unfortunately, some people discard their nameless photos. Fortunately, some people find them.

Even more fortunately,repparttar 142639 Internet has opened a big, big door. Now we can scan those found unknown "genealogy orphans" onto our computers, post them onto and increaserepparttar 142640 chances that someone will help fill inrepparttar 142641 blanks. It happens every day now. Who would have thought?

Anyway, I'm going to get those 1980s undeveloped film rolls developed real soon and share them with you. I might need some help identifying a few ofrepparttar 142642 people in them.

Raised in Southern New Jersey, Joe Bott is an avid photograph collector and mastermind behind After accumulating thousands of old photos over the past 30 years, Joe decided to transform his hobby into a full-time activity for his retirement. Now is a popular public resource for people like you to explore the past through pictures.

Candles- It is easy to make your Own

Written by Majorie Slaney

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inrepparttar double boiler. 3.Stirrepparttar 142522 wax until it reaches a temperature of 160 F (Testrepparttar 142523 temperature with a thermometer that is placed inrepparttar 142524 center ofrepparttar 142525 melted wax). 4.Add small amounts of your color until you have reachedrepparttar 142526 desired shade. The shade will be a bit lighter when it cools. You can test your candles for color by allowing a spoonful to dry on a plate. 5.If you want scented candles addrepparttar 142527 scent. Make surerepparttar 142528 wax stays melted. Check to make surerepparttar 142529 temperature ofrepparttar 142530 wax is staying at 160F. 6.Next, cutrepparttar 142531 wick torepparttar 142532 desired length of candles plus a little extra to hold as you makerepparttar 142533 candles. Example: If you want two 6 inch candles, cut about 15 inches of wick. You will be making two atrepparttar 142534 same time. Doublerepparttar 142535 wickover your finger. 7.Diprepparttar 142536 wick inrepparttar 142537 wax for a few seconds then lift out. Allowrepparttar 142538 wax to cool between dippings. At first, this may be a little tricky asrepparttar 142539 wick floats on top ofrepparttar 142540 wax until it becomes more weighted. Be careful to make surerepparttar 142541 wet candles are kept seperate from each other. 8.Continue on withrepparttar 142542 repeated dipping and cooling. Repeat this untilrepparttar 142543 candles have reachedrepparttar 142544 thickness that you desire. 9.Gradually increaserepparttar 142545 temperature until it reaches around 180 F and then diprepparttar 142546 pair into repparttar 142547 wax for one final time. Now gently lift them out and let them cool completely. Oncerepparttar 142548 candles have cooled, use a sharp knife to trimrepparttar 142549 bottom to create a straight bottom for your candles. 10. Cutrepparttar 142550 wick. Your candles are complete and ready for use.

Marjorie Slaney is the owner of Find Candles, Inc. which is a premier source of information about Candles. For more information, go to:

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