Dear Heloise: We had the same problem as a reader dealing with unmarked photos. We solved the problem by dividing them amongst my siblings and copying them with our digital cameras.
We sent these to all the cousins, aunts, uncles and family friends. We asked them to help us identify the folks and to forward the photos to any relatives who weren't shown on the "to" line.
We were surprised how many responses we received, and we were able to identify almost everyone in the photos. The bonus was obtaining a large number of e-mail addresses of relatives we didn't have before, and they now have copies of pictures they didn't have.
< class="boldText">>— C.O., via e-mail
Don't you love the ease of sending photos by e-mail?
Remember to still try to label them when you save them. Nothing's worse when someone sends a bunch of photos labeled "1," "2," "3," etc.
Dear Heloise: With baking soda being one of the wonders of the world, I keep it in a shaker container in the kitchen, bathroom and laundry room to use quickly for cleaning or deodorizing. With its abrasiveness (it's a very mild abrasive when dry, but when wet it won't scratch. — Heloise), it works great on many things. And with it being in a shaker container, it's so convenient to use.
Also, my kids clean the shower, tub, sinks and counters without worry of harmful chemicals.
— Vicki in Nebraska
How right you are! Baking soda is one of my favorite cheap, environmentally safe products to use instead of expensive cleaners!
For more money-saving hints that you might not know about using this fabulous product, order my six-page Heloise's Baking Soda Hints and Recipes pamphlet by sending $5 and a long, self-addressed, stamped (61 cents) envelope to: Heloise/Baking Soda, P.O. Box 795001, San Antonio, TX 78279-5001.
Does the trunk of your car stink?
Generously sprinkle baking soda over the trunk carpet. Leave on for a couple of days, if possible, and then vacuum. Persistent odors may require another sprinkle or two.
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