For Christmas, Meredith gave me a slide scanner. I've been, off-and-on, using it on the vast amount of material I have left from dad's estate (even after a rough cull of most of it). I just finished uploading a few hundred slides of my parents' time in Brazil in the Peace Corps to Facebook. If you want more context, here is their Peace Corps Diary.
Before getting married, my (young and idealistic) parents decided to join the Peace Corps together, entering training just after the wedding. Mom (and sometimes dad) kept a journal, which makes an interesting time capsule. The version I have is typed, and thus was relatively easy to scan, but I gather from internal evidence that she originally handwrote it, and then dad's mom typed it up to mail out to family and friends. Here's the first batch of them, covering their initial training, before they left for Brazil. ( Read more... )