* Recent Topics

What did you get up to today? by Tori803
[Today at 08:57:39 PM]

Happy Birthday by Mshake
[Today at 06:42:00 PM]

In New Orleans by Lynnya
[Today at 12:53:08 PM]

Rainbow Girl by Lynnya
[Today at 12:52:28 PM]

Wedding Day by Lynnya
[Today at 12:51:28 PM]

Army Soldier by Mhayes
[Yesterday at 06:50:51 PM]

Love the hair by Lynnya
[Yesterday at 06:51:14 AM]

Should we fix poorly done retouching? by Lynnya
[Yesterday at 06:50:22 AM]

Family Cruise by Mshake
[April 18, 2018, 07:30:26 PM]

Formal Couple by Shadow
[April 17, 2018, 09:09:22 PM]

Author Topic: Thank You from Joplin  (Read 2845 times)

Offline Mhayes

  • Site Admin
  • OPR Master
  • *****
  • Posts: 5282
Thank You from Joplin
« on: May 14, 2012, 11:53:52 PM »
Hi Everyone,

I got this nice email today from Tracy:

I just wanted to let you know that I've received the pictures you restored for me.  They look terrific!  I'm so happy to have them.  Please thank everyone who helped with this effort.  I appreciate it so much.


Tracy Cooper

"carpe diem"

Margie Hayes
OPR President

Offline Pat

  • Global Moderator
  • OPR Master
  • *****
  • Posts: 1248
Re: Thank You from Joplin
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2012, 08:50:36 AM »
Thanks for sharing that Margie.  I love restoring these photos and don't need any thanks to continue but it does put the icing on the cake  :loveit:


"Take a deep breath and think of the three things you are grateful for, right in this moment."  -MJ Ryan Author

Offline Mike S.

  • Global Moderator
  • OPR Master
  • *****
  • Posts: 604
Re: Thank You from Joplin
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2012, 09:56:22 AM »
Thanks Margie for posting the reply from Tracy.

At the end of the day, that's what it is all about, restoring a memory.  That's what makes it all worthwhile.

Tracy was very kind in thanking everyone involved because it takes a lot of people and they are all volunteers.  There is yourself and the Board of Directors that oversee the process,  the OPR Web Master for the OPR Site, the donors that donate the money for the copy runs and OPR Expenses, the people on the copy runs that do all the advance work to get them set-up, the people that sign-up the owners and copy the damaged photos, the person that does the cropping and uploading to Photoshelter (Photoshelter donates the web storage space for the photos), the gallery owners that work with the volunteers that do the actual restore, the people who give advice on the Forum, Quality Control for making sure OPR Standards are met, the person that sends the pictures out to be printed and then shipped to the owner and DigMyPics for donating the printing.  Hopefully I did not forget anyone.


« Last Edit: May 15, 2012, 10:06:35 AM by Mike S. »
Mike S.

Offline Tori803

  • Global Moderator
  • OPR Master
  • *****
  • Posts: 837
    • My Blog
Re: Thank You from Joplin
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2012, 12:03:45 PM »
Thanks Margie. We 'know' people are happy to have their photos restored, but it's nice to hear from them too!

"Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence." -Calvin Coolidge

Offline Bambi

  • OPR Master
  • *****
  • Posts: 717
Re: Thank You from Joplin
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2012, 03:53:29 PM »
What an unexpected pleasure! Thanks for sharing her note, Margie.


Offline glennab

  • OPR Master
  • *****
  • Posts: 3226
Re: Thank You from Joplin
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2012, 09:51:33 PM »
Thanks for sharing the message, Margie.  I restore for the great feeling of helping others but it's wonderful to know first hand that our efforts are appreciated.

What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal. ~Albert Pine

(Photoshop CS5 /Mac Pro)

Offline Hannie

  • Site Admin
  • OPR Master
  • *****
  • Posts: 4335
Re: Thank You from Joplin
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2012, 04:16:26 AM »
Margie, thanks for sharing that lovely note from Tracy.  It is great to hear from the flood victims after they receive their restored photos!

Hannie Scheltema
Distribution Coordinator