Why You Need to Take Advantage of StoryCorps’ Great Thanksgiving Listen

Great Thanksgiving Listen

Herman Barker born 1911, age 96 in this photo.

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post written by Janine Lucas, copywriter and blogger.


See that handsome guy in the photo on the right? That’s my great grandfather, Herman Barker. He was only 18 when the Great Depression hit, but at the time he barely noticed it was happening. He had dropped out of middle school at age 11 and spent all of his teenage years working full-time to support his family. For him, times were always hard—the Great Depression didn’t feel any different.


Fast forward nearly a century later and it was always a treat to visit grandpa. He was a scrappy guy with a great laugh and he had one of the best attitudes you could ever imagine. We’d spend hours listening to him tell us what it was like to grow up during his era. The tales he told revealed a side of history you’ll never find in a textbook and each one was absolutely priceless.

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Save 50% off Photo Scanning with our First-Ever Mega Holiday Sale***
Mega Holiday Photo Scanning SaleWith Thanksgiving approaching this week, we’re thinking about family and getting a little nostalgic. Holiday time is about sharing food, love, and memories.
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Surprise Photo Deliveries
Surprise Photo Deliveries Delight ScanMyPhotos Customer’s Friends and Loved OnesIf you happen to receive an envelope with an address label that says “Photo from the archives of Gail Chapman Close-enjoy!” then you, my friend, are in for a treat.
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Surprise Photo Deliveries Delight ScanMyPhotos Customer’s Friends and Loved Ones

Photo DeliveriesIf you happen to receive an envelope with an address label that says “Photo from the archives of Gail Chapman Close—enjoy!” then you, my friend, are in for a treat.


ScanMyPhotos customer Gail has created quite the project for herself over the last few years, and her friends and loved ones are reaping the benefits.


“It’s always been an issue about what to do with the photos in the basement so my husband bought me a ScanMyPhotos prepaid photo scanning box a couple years ago for Christmas. At the time I wasn’t comfortable putting all the pictures in it and sending them to California, but that has definitely changed!”


Gail has just sent us her tenth box of photos to be scanned. She’s been hard at work archiving and indexing the printed photos taken of her family and kids.

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Veterans Day 2015: Honoring Our Soldiers with Stories and Old Photos

Veterans Day 2015Every hero has their story. Some stories are good, some are bad, others are tragic, but every story needs to be told and heard—especially the stories of our veterans.


For Veterans Day 2015, we found remarkable stories of the brave men and women who served and protected our country. Check out these stories and the vintage photos accompanying them, and remember to thank the veterans who have worked hard to keep our freedom free.


Veterans Day special to Nanticoke woman who served in WWII via @TLnews


A missing military ID becomes a blessing in disguise for Doris Merrill who began her military career serving as a transcriptionist in Cape May. You’ll find a beautiful vintage 1945 photo of Doris and her husband within the article.

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Thank You to All Who Serve: Honoring Veteran’s Day
Honoring Those Who ServeOn Veteran’s Day and every day, we’d like to take this time to thank all veterans for their service. Our country’s foundation was built on the shoulders of the strong men and woman who have served and worked hard to keep our freedom free.


We’d also like to encourage everyone to preserve the legacy of the veterans in their lives. We love seeing our customers’ photos of parents or grandparents in uniform. These are treasured pictures, let’s continue to keep them safe.

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Are Your Memories Safe? West Coast and Beyond Brace for El Niño

Winter is coming—and this one promises to be hard-hitting.


The West Cost, in particular, is facing a possible El Niño season. It seems as though the effects of El Niño may already be under way with unusual hurricanes, warm ocean temperatures, and an increase in rain fall. For California and coastal regions, the heavy rainfall could mean flash floods and mudslides. For places like Colorado, this could mean harsh winter storms with heavy snowfall.


The predicted below-average temperatures combined with the forecasted above-average perception could spell disaster for residents throughout the southern half of the U.S.


Here at ScanMyPhotos, we’ve been locked onto this developing El Niño story, hoping to gauge the coming intensity and impact. For us, impending storms are serious business.


We’ve heard countless stories about how natural disasters wiped away hundreds of year’s worth of photos, videos, and precious memories. And, as weather man Al Roker said, “Doesn’t even have to be a disaster, you could have a flood in your basement and you’ve lost everything.”

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