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Month: December 2014

Through the Mists of Time

I mentioned before that I have two Kodak Brownie cameras, a Hawkeye and a Hawkeye Flash. I respooled some Kodak Portra 800 onto 620 spools and ran the film through the Brownies. This is my second roll.




It’s also the final roll of my 2014 52-Rolls Project. I made it to 40 rolls in 2013, and this year I got to 41. Not quite 52, but still not too horrible.

I’ll see you again in 2015 for my next attempt at shooting 52 rolls of film!


I have a couple of Kodak Brownie Hawkeye cameras that are in decent shape and I figured I’d load ’em up and see what happens. This is the Hawkeye Flash model I picked up for 25 cents. I used Kodak Portra 800 film that I respooled for use in the cameras.

The Brownie Hawkeye was my first camera and these remind me of all those pictures I took as a kid.

These photos are from Roll 39 of my 2014 52-Rolls Project.

The Running of the Llamas

I saw a mention in the newspaper that intrigued me. It was the announcement of an annual event in Hammond, Wisconsin. It’s called The Running of the Llamas. I HAD to go!

Hammond is a VERY small town and the event brings in thousands of people. This year was the 18th year the race has been held. We wandered around, checked out a few vendors, ate lunch at one of two pubs, and then chose our spot for watching the races.


Church in Hammond, WI  - photo by Susan Stayer




Church in Hammond, WI  - photo by Susan Stayer

There was a small parade, too.



And then the races began!

These photos are from Roll 37 and Roll 38 of my 2014 52-Rolls Project.


Our First Visitor to Minnesota

I can’t get my parents to come and visit us. In all the 20-something years we’ve been married, and in all the interesting places we’ve lived, my parents have only visited once. My Mom stayed in the house a few times to watch the cats while we traveled, but both my parents have only visited once together.

But recently we DID have a visitor — my friend Janet from Rhode Island! We did a bunch of touristy stuff and had a blast. Here are a few highlights:

Well, it’s my parents’ loss. Look how much fun we have!