We talk a lot about preserving memories, but this time we want you to share the ones you never captured!
We’ve all had those moments: you grab for your camera, switch it on, take your shot, realize the lens cap is still on, and the moment is gone.
For one of us, it was driving through the Nevada desert at dusk watching a thunderstorm over the mountains. Ten minutes of the most spectacular lightning show went by before we realized we should be taking pictures. And by the time we got the camera out of the trunk–you guessed it–the show was over.
What about you?
Like a lot of folks, including the europe-bound travelers who had to sleep at O’Hare Airport last week (see picture), we were surprised at the impact that the recent volcanic eruptions in Iceland have had on air travel. It turns out that because Europe’s air space is so confined, flights have few options for re-routing around the clouds of volcanic ash. Consequently, the biggest disruption to European air traffic since World War II happened last week. And finally, today, it seems to be easing.
Some ScanCafe customers have been affected by the disruptions, since some of our air freight routes go through Europe. We’ll be in touch with everybody who’s affected, but it’s good to know that the worst is behind us.
In the meantime, we can all go back to sleeping at home, instead of the airport.
We love preserving family memories, but to date we’ve overlooked a furry fixture of many people’s families and childhoods: a beloved pet. Well, pets need to be remembered, too!
So this weekend at ScanCafe, we are celebrating the upcoming Pet Owners Day by asking folks to share a memory of a pet who was special to you in the past.
Just go ahead and share your memory with us in the comments below. Or, if you would like to share a picture as well, you can post it on our Facebook fan page.
|Congrats to Richard, whose post #72 wins the prize–all of his scanning charges, waived!
The holidays are always full of everything–the good, the bad, and the ugly. And also, we should say, the hilarious.
The photo above is from one of our employee family collections (scanned by ScanCafe, naturally). For fun, write your own funny, fitting, and clever caption for this photo. On Monday, we’ll choose a winner from among all the folks who place orders this weekend, and we’ll waive all scanning charges on their order!
Just post your caption by commenting on this blog post below. Be sure to use the same email address that you used in your order with us, so we can contact you if you win.
Thanksgiving (we suppose along with Christmas) is a holiday that is perhaps uniquely enriched with a sense of the past. This year’s turkey has to get compared to last year’s, and some family member is sure to reminisce to a child at the table about what Thanksgiving was like when HE was little. It almost always works out and turns into the holiday we are hoping for, but not without a few bumps along the way. Tell us about your most memorable Thanksgiving–no holds barred!
For me, I think the Thanksgiving I remember most is actually my first away from home, freshman year in college, when I took the old Pan Am shuttle down to New York to encounter it for the first time. For a small-town Southerner, New York was an eye-opener, not least because an elderly woman in a mink passed me on the sidewalk and told me to get out the way in language I didn’t think anybody used, much less little old ladies!
What was your most memorable Thanksgiving?