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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Heart and Soul Skit ( my rewrite)

Some months back, I offered to mail out copies to those who had wanted them of the rewrite of the "Heart and Soul" program that I rewrote to fit an Adult Visiting Teaching and Home Teaching night that was held together for all adults.  It turned out really cute. Anyway, I finally scanned it with a new and really cool tool that my husband just bought me, and put this play on my Visiting Teaching Surprise storage blog. ( It is too many pages to put on this blog ) Here is the link and feel free to copy it off for yourself to use. BUT... if you do, I would love to know, so please write a comment. 

Here is the link

Now for the really cool tool my husband bought me.  He knows that I love genealogy and also knows of my frustration of making copies of things I find at the library or family history center.  They usually turn out dark, and then I have to rescan them to put them on my computer at home.  ANYWAY... He and I took a little fun weekend trip and stayed a couple of days in SLC, and road trax, and went to all the touristy places in SLC.  We went to Gateway and while there we went to Brookstone, looking for something that he wanted to find.  While he was looking, so was I, and I found this really neat hand scanner that is only about the size of a hair straighter, or curling iron.  What you do is scan down the pages of whatever you are needing to scan, and it saves the image in a tiny little micro memory card.  This tiny card holds well over 100 scans.  Then when I got home, I put that micro card in the memory card converter case and inserted it into the memory card slot on my computer.  The rest is history, with saving all my scans on to my computer.  WOW was I excited!!!!  No more crappy copies!!!!!  Anyway, I love to pass on good tips, so I thought I would let you know about this one.  ( It was what scanned the copies of the above Heart and Soul skit)

It is a Portable Document and Photo scanner ( scan receipts, letters, recipes, photos and more) 
iConvert makes it and Brookstone sells it.  I think I paid somewhere around $100, and I feel like it was well worth the price to get the quality of copies that I want.  Here is the link to Brookstone

I don't have anything to do with the selling of these great scanners, but I definitely would become a spokesperson for these.  When I went down to the library in the Genealogy and old records room, they would not let any of these books be checked out.  There were many of these books loaded with family history of my family and ancestors, with photos and newspaper clippings, clipped obituaries and such.  Well after I found this great scanner, I went back to the Library and opened up the books and scanned to my hearts content.  I will show you an example of something that I scanned....  These are some old checks that my Great Great grandfather signed back in the early 1900's for Lehi Roller Mill, which is my Robinson side of the family. 

I even found an old newspaper clipping of myself many, many, and I won't tell you how many years ago. I am the one at the bottom of the stairs.  It was so fun to remember about the good old days.  This was right in the binding side of the old Newspapers that the library keeps, and I was able to get this scan right up to the edge of the binding.  Anyway.... I think you can see the possibilities.  Once again... I like to pass on good tips and t his one is a really good one. 


Hugz~Dixie said...

Love you blog. Thanks for all the work you put into it.

Richard Hostler said...

Great post, Katie! I linked to it on the Brookstone Facebook page so all our fans can read it.

Yolanda said...

So, you scan the items and then can transfer it to your pc at home?

You know what they say about old friends and antiques? They grow more valuable with time.

Glad that you dropped by my blog!

This blog and it's contents go hand in hand with my Visiting Teaching Tips and handouts blog found at If you by accident get to this blog first, make sure to go back to the other one and see all that there is for you there. This is sort of my overflow or stroage blog because I can't keep everything there, so I add my creations to this storage unit and that is my Visiting Teaching Surprise for you. Sometimes however, I do put in things that I think you would enjoy even if they aren't specifically related to Visiting Teaching, but my vision in life is that if I take all the time to make things, I may as well share them and get more use out of them. Sorta like hand me downs but brand new "Down loads". I hope you enjoy these freebies. Drop me a note to say hello in the comments under the downloads posts.