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|How to Preserve Family Treasures|
As I have been going through my Mother's things, I've been finding family treasures. I know many say "Toss" , "Get rid of it", "Who needs it", "get on with your life", "Don't hold on to things".
But, being a sentimental and creative person, it's impossible for me to throw out letters like I sent to my parents when I was very little , apologizing for being bad and asking for a dog and promising that my sister and I would take care of it. Or the wonderful letters my sons sent their parents and the wonderful letters my oldest son sent from Desert Storm or my younger son telling about his grades.
In the midst of my findings, low and behold I found the following article my mother tucked away- perfect timing- so I share this with you.
From Quarter Century Club Newsletter
You don't want to lose those precious memories, do you? Here's some advice from the Leonard N. Simons Jewish Community Archives on how to preserve those treasured family keepsakes.
- Keep all items (papers, photos, textile materials) in a cool, low-humidity, 'dust-free, dark environment for long-term storage. A spare bedroom is a good choice. Avoid attics, basements and garages.
- To display a photo, have a copy made and display the copy so that the original is spared exposure to sun and artificial light, which increase fading.
- If you keep photos in a photo album, do not use the kind with adhesive on the pages (known as "magnetic albums"). Avoid any plastic labeled PVC. Look for plastic folders that say Mylar, or better yet, avoid all plastic. Use photo comers (three-sided card board or Mylar) to keep photos in place. Do not use albums with black pages.
- On the back of each photo, write date, place and names in pencil or with a photo-safe pen. Write along the edge of the photo.
- Keep all letters, documents and other paper items unfolded. Do not leave letters in envelopes. Folds increase the fragility of the paper.
- photocopy all newspaper clippings onto acid-free paper.
- Keep dust off items. If they are dusty, brush gently with a soft hair paint-brush, which can be found at art supply stores.
- If you must frame an item, use acid-free mat board and double mat the item.
- Remove all staples (gently - a thin butterknife works better than a staple remover) and paper clips because metal can rust and damage paper. Remove all rubber bands; the sulfur in these damages documents.
|Monday Night Dancers Mon Nov. 14|
Singles&Couples. Dance lessons: Beginner 5:30- 6:30 pm, Intermediate 6:30-7:30 PM. Dance party 7:30-10:30 PM. No dance partner needed. Lessons $4.00, Dance party 5.00. Snacks included. Big Band's, Latin, Swing,Fox Trot,Waltz,Polka.313-295- 1134.
Father Patrick O'Kelley K of C Hall,23663 Park St.,Dearborn from 07:30 PM to 10:00 PM Member price $5.00 Guest Price $5.00
|Century Dancers Tues Nov. 15|
Live Band Ballroom Dancing at the American-Polish Century Club, just north of Fourteen Mile on the east side of Maple Lane, across from Maple Lane Golf Course. Maple Lane Road becomes an extension of Hoover at Fourteen Mile Road. Polish- American Century Club, just north of Fourteen Mile from 07:00 PM Member price $8.00 Guest Price $8.00
|Sailing Singles Wed Nov 16|
November Happy Hour at Maggiano's Little Italy on the south side of Big Beaver east of Somerset Collection (Somerset Mall) at 2089 W. Big Beaver from 5-8:00 PM the Troy, MI from 05:00 PM to 8:00 PM
|Thunderbirds Ski Club WED Nov 16|
Monthly Meeting at the Hawthorne Valley Country Club in Westland, 07:30 PM
|American Singles Golf Association-SE Michigan Thu Nov 17|
Monthly Meeting/Mingler Cocktails/Mingling 6p-7p Meeting 7pm (Mingling afterwards)Click here for details
Maples Country Club 31260 Wakefield Dr Novi, Mi 48377 from 07:00
|Rhythm-N-Shoes Thu Nov 17|
Suzie Brecht is the manager, teacher and DJ at Rhythm-N-Shoes Dance Studio 2172 Franklin Road Bloomfield Hills, MI 248-334-0299 web site is http://www.rhythm-n-shoes.com from 09:00 PM to 11:00 PM Member price $7 Guest Price $7
|PWP St. Clair Shores FRI November 18|
Monthly Dance at the Fraser Lions Club Utica Road Fraser, MI located on Utica Rd. south of 15 Mile. from 08:00 PM
|Thunderbirds Ski Club FRI November 18|
Northville Downs , Club house seating, Racing Form, admission at 600PM, buffet dinner at 700p, races start at 740p, price $27 increases to $30 after November 9. Contact : Dick DeFranceschi 734-721-3044
|Bethany Rochester Sat No 19|
Dance Rivercrest Avon Rd. between Rochester & Livernois from 7:00 PM to Member price $10.00 Guest Price $10.00
|Michigan Swing Dance Association Sun Nov 20|
The MSDA dances are attended by couples and singles alike. For the most part, our members are single and we are always happy to see new members join.
The Amber House is located at 7012 E. Nine Mile Road between Mound and Van Dyke in Warren, Mi. Phone number: 586-754-3434. Visit http://amberhouse-danceclub.com/ from 3:00 PM Member price $8.00 Guest Price $8.00
|ST Hugo Sun Nov 20|
58th Anniversary of founding Of Kirk in the Hills and an ecumenical Thanksgiving Service featuring the combined Adult Choirs of Temple Beth El, Kirk in the Hills and St Hugo. at St Hugo Catholic Church 2215 Opdyke Road Bloomfield Hills, MI 248-644-5460 at 07:30 PM There will be a Free will offering
|Edison Boat Club Thu No 24|
Happy Turkey Day Adults $15.95 + tax and tip under 12 $7.95 + tax and tip Cash Bar available Reservations are required call 313-235-2976 or 2975
|Rudolph Red Fri Nov 25|
Gayle Shields will be hosting her Rudolph Red party at her home at 2129 Tall Oaks in Troy .
starting at 7:00 pm. Bring a dish to pass, your own beverages (no red wine please) and $4 Number is 248-641-0287 Leave no friend behind All guests are encouraged to wear something red.
|American Polish Century Club Fri Dec 9|
Somerset Christmas Party from 6:30 to 12:30 pm at The American-Polish Century Club. The price is $50 per person which includes Dinner, open Bar, Desert and door prizes. The music will be supplied by Sax Appeal. It will be a dressy Attire- Black Tie Optional.
Questions contact Marilyn Panley at 248-646-4141
|Dearborn Country Club Sat Dec 10|
Sailing Singles Christmas Party. Music by Brian Bosman at the beautiful Dearborn Country Club. The Early bird discount price of $50 applies until November 11. Then the price will become $55 for members and $60 for guests. After December 1 the price will climb to $65 for all
Contact Chairwoman Joyce Upchurch, 586-772-4544 or Pam Green 586-598-1161 for further information
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