View Full Version : A precious roll of film

07-05-2009, 02:26 AM
This probably doesn't happen these days but back in the old film camera days you would buy a roll of film and use it and then it would sit idle for maybe months at a time before you picked it up and used it again. Then when you got the film developed you would find pictures on it that you had forgotten you'd taken.

We had one such film although the timing from start to finish was only about a month. The photos on it are precious as anything to us because they showed the passing of the baton from my beautiful old dog Sparky (non ACD) to Chip and they recorded our last days with Sparky who was 16 1/2 when he went over the bridge.

This is Sparky and Bud lying as they never ever lay. By this time Bud was nearly 18 months old and was pushing for alpha and Sparky, who was a narky old man by now, was surrendering.



This is a friend holding our dear old boy.


Our handsome inquisitive devil, Bud.


And now the baby entering our lives after losing Sparky on 26th June 2002.


Just wondered if anyone else had experienced such an event.

07-05-2009, 03:27 AM
Yes, I have. It turned out that they were photos of my cat. I had misplaced the roll of film and found it 6 months later. They all turned out fine. I was surprised to see the photos of my cat. I bet your photos brought back lots of memories. Sparky was a nice lookin' dog. Chip was very cute with the tennis ball in his mouth.

07-05-2009, 11:09 AM
Chippy is so so darling....what a cutie pie he was and is...

07-05-2009, 12:50 PM
Di those pictures are wonderful, I especially like the one of your friend holding Sparky, how sweet is that!!

My sister-in-law had some photos she took with a disposable camera that she recently discovered (she had had them developed and then forgot all about them). Since we didn't have a camera for most of Denny's life we don't have a lot of pictures of him. :sad: She discovered the pictures of Denny about 4 months ago and it was the greatest gift.

It was a fun day, we were on our way back home from a team roping in Reno, NV, in 2004, and had stopped at a rest area to play in the snow (Denny was heavy in these pictures, it was a constant battle of the buldge with him, especially as he got older).


Denny was never far from me, he always stayed close

Cody had fun too

07-05-2009, 02:45 PM
That's happened with us too. We didn't have dog pics on it but pictures of our niece. It's funny when you forget about a roll of film or what's on it, it's always a nice surprise to see the pictures. :biggrin2:

Buela's Mom
07-06-2009, 02:59 PM
This happened when I went home last. I found an envelope of photos in a spot where I didn't think there would be pictures. They were mostly of my college graduation and of the house rabbit I had then...D likes to laugh at my old pics....then I threaten to pull out the DVDs his parents made of home movies...haha

07-06-2009, 07:07 PM
I have some film in my 35mm right now that I don't know what is on there. I'm hoping there are some pics of my sweet Bella, the Rottie that passed in April. The oldest film we've ever found was a black & white roll, taken in the late 1960s of some of my husbands friends. I didn't know any of them, but it was pretty cool to see such old photos and unbelievable that the film was still good.