These slides I’ve acquired are perishable. I can keep them free of humidity and direct light but, ultimately, they’re going to die. That’s just the nature of film. And us.
So scan your images, my friend. They won’t last forever in the state they’re in. Maybe that doesn’t matter to you. But why would you deny your great, great, great grandchildren a chance to see an image of you if you didn’t have to? As the late Glenn Frey helped the Eagles say in Doolin-Dalton, “Sooner or later, that’s a stone-cold fact; four men ride out and only three ride back.” Number 2, Wayne Hillman, for example. Dead at 52.