It’s been a while since my last ‘I REMEMBER WHEN’ post. It was in fact earlier this year on 19 April and I was remembering when I could always find a Ladybird in the garden. You can see other I REMEMBER WHEN posts I’ve written here.
A memory came to me recently of the slide nights we used to have when I was a kid and how exciting they were. My next thought of course was that this would be the topic of my next I REMEMBER WHEN post.
Do you remember slides, projectors and slide nights? Here’s some photos to jog your memory!
Our slide nights were a big occasion, usually including extended family (aunts, uncles, cousins, etc) maybe some family friends too. My Dad would be the ‘tech whiz’ of the night in control of setting up the projector and slide sequence situation. He’d set up the table for the projector and slides and decide on the surface he would project onto – often an external wall of the house or maybe a sheet would be strung up somewhere.
Outside chairs and inside chairs would all be collected and assembled together ensuring there was a seat for all to sit upon to watch the show.
There would be snacks, lots of snacks (think 1970’s kabana and cheese platters, chips and cheese balls, etc) and most likely a barbecue dinner would be involved.
There would be squeals of delight at seeing our younger selves projected up larger than life on the wall. Wonderful memories slide after slide for us to look back on. Past holidays or family events where the memories may have faded are relived again. We’d see ourselves, our siblings, and our cousins and friends as babies and toddlers and our parents much younger. Lots of oohs and ahhs and giggles and laughs for everyone.
I assume those slides are still stored somewhere at my parents house. I wonder if they are accompanied by an operating projector. How I’d love to have another slide night and relive the delights of the memories contained within those slides.
Did your family have slide nights? Share your memories in the comments below!
Ciao for now,
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