My late father passed away last year leaving a legacy of diary entries spanning about 40 years - together with about 10 photo albums from 1976 and onwards till late 1990s.
He was a police sergeant and, whilst most diary entries detail where he was on duty, others entail a short summary of what he did on the day.
Apart from saving the most important dates (our births, weddings, etc), I am tempted of merging the diary entries with the photo album into one family heirloom for keeps. Of course this Herculean task will make me look like a mad man to all and sundry, but especially my wife - so I ask whether you have any other preservation ideas.
So far scanning each page individually is the only crazy idea that comes to mind...