Those Mountains in the Back - Identifying Your Old Family Photos

Written by Joe Bott

I read an article recently aboutrepparttar quantity of family photos we accumulate in our lifetime. I think it said somewhere around 1,200 in any given household,repparttar 142634 majority of which are unmarked. I can believe that—the unmarked part especially.

I'm horrible when it comes to jotting a note onrepparttar 142635 back of my photos. "My photos" refer torepparttar 142636 ones that were taken by me or a living member of my family. I even have photos undeveloped fromrepparttar 142637 1980s, but I intend to get them developed "sometime real soon—as soon I get a chance."

It'srepparttar 142638 same story with my hobby photo collection, which contains tens of thousands of photos. Most ofrepparttar 142639 photos are of note-less, name-less faces. If it weren't forrepparttar 142640 photographers' marks, they would be of nameless, placeless faces. I refer to these nameless, placeless photos as "incredibly lost."

I wonder why many of our ancestors didn't put names on their photos. Was it laziness? I originally blamed sloth, but then I changed my mind. If you look onrepparttar 142641 back of c1900 onward vacation snapshots, you can find notes like: "This is Uncle John next to Harvey Johnson's Boat," "Those mountains behind me arerepparttar 142642 High Sierras" and "That's an Esso station were we stopped to fill'er up on our way to Lake Henry." It takes a lot more time to jot down "where" and "what" notes than it does to jot down a "John Hancock," and most vacation photos have something written on them. Yes, I've concluded that it was not laziness.

Candles- It is easy to make your Own

Written by Majorie Slaney

Most people, especially women have a special affinity for candles. The candle-lit dinner,repparttar relaxing bath by candlelight, evenrepparttar 142522 candles on repparttar 142523 kid’s birthday cake are but a few ofrepparttar 142524 ways we enjoy candles. Candles can setrepparttar 142525 mood for almost any occasion, even ifrepparttar 142526 occasion is simply to forgetrepparttar 142527 day and relax.

If you’ve purchased very many candles, you’ve learnedrepparttar 142528 cheapest candles are not necessarily repparttar 142529 best, nor arerepparttar 142530 most expensive candlesrepparttar 142531 best. The problem often comes betweenrepparttar 142532 candle color and fragrance. You may loverepparttar 142533 color, and haterepparttar 142534 fragrance, or you may haterepparttar 142535 color and loverepparttar 142536 fragrance ofrepparttar 142537 candles. The best solution for these problems with candles is to make your own.

Making Hand Dipped Candles is not as hard as you may first imagine. With just a few materials, a bit of time, a little creativity, you’ll have perfect candles to enjoy.

You will need: paraffin wax, a double boiler, wooden spoon, candy thermometer, coloring, scents, wicks, and a stove. The size ofrepparttar 142538 wick you purchases is important torepparttar 142539 size ofrepparttar 142540 candle you want. The size of wicks increases in ½ inch increments. A good rule of thumb is to buyrepparttar 142541 size of wick that you want your candle to be. A ½" wick is suitable for a candles that will be ½" in thickness. A 1" wick is suitable for candles that will be 1" in thickness. The materials for making candles can be found in most craft shops.

Making Hand Dipped Candles 1.Cut or break your wax into small pieces. 2.Bringrepparttar 142542 water to a gentle boil. Placerepparttar 142543 wax

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