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a message from Doug Clifford

Is it September already? :-)

it's a long, long while from May to December
But the days grow short when you reach September
When the autumn weather turns the leaves to flame
One hasn't got time for the waiting game

Oh, the days dwindle down to a precious few
September, November
And these few precious days I'll spend with you

-- lyrics from Frank Sinatra's September Song (Play the tune now)

As the days get shorter
and the leaves begin turning various shades of crimson and gold, thoughts always return to my childhood years spent at Maple Leaf Elementary School.
... Maple Leaf Elementary met its destiny a decade ago, succumbing at the hands of developers and the wrecking ball to make way for chintzy, tightly
compressed condominiums, an increasingly everyday occurrence in Seattle and elsewhere; blasphemy to those of us who remember the 1950's as a great time to be growing up in America.
... I have very few pictures left from my Wonder Years. And no time machine to travel back and retake the lost or never taken photographs of family, friends and important places along the road of life.
... Don't let this happen to you. Take those treasured photographs while you can.
... Join the resurging interest Baby Boomers have shown towards scrapbooking and keeping family photo albums. Learn about taking extra care to store your negatives and prints using archivally safe materials.

You will not get a second chance.

Until next time,

Doug Clifford

(Doug Clifford is the webmaster for the ACE Indexes, an annotated directory of North American photo commerce web sites, expanding soon to include Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Europe and Asia.)


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