I've been trying to explain to people just how exciting (and important) scanning slides can be for a family, but a few of my clients have recently said it better than I ever could:
"My parents left us boxes full of slides, some in poor shape and some in excellent condition, but none of them likely ever to be viewed through a projector again after five decades. My sister and I picked out about a thousand of the most interesting ones for Mark to clean, scan, and photoshop.
"Those hundreds of slides, many of them made before I was born, had never seemed very interesting to me. Looking at one square inch of a dusty photo did not hint to me how good they were. We were lucky to find someone who knows how to make them look their best, and I love seeing them on screen. Having Mark digitize our father's slides was absolutely a smart decision!"