OGDEN -- A little more than two years ago Linda Love was chatting online with some of her old high school friends. They were sharing memories of things they loved about Ogden when Love got an idea.
"I'm going to make a Facebook page about this," she told them.
Love went to work, and now, 3,023 members later, the memories are flowing in by the hundreds every week.
Christa Larsen's father-in-law, Brent, who runs a digital video/camera company, saw the page and decided he wanted to get involved.
"He was born and raised in Ogden and loves it," Christa said.
Brent offered, to anyone who brings their videos and pictures to his studio, to digitize them for free and upload them to the Facebook site. After Christa contacted Love about Brent's idea the Remembering Ogden facebook page continued to gain in popularity.
Larsen Digital is currently considering a book packaging all the images.
"We told her we wanted to help keep the memories alive even more," Christa said of the idea.
Love said she is both amazed and pleased at the success of the page. Within two weeks of setting the page up she had 900 members -- and that number keeps growing.
People leave at least 25 posts per day on the page -- many with pictures, and some without.
Love and her other administrators work hard to keep the page completely clean and free from political and social issues. She thinks the page helps people remember the good days of their childhood and realize that things they thought were so bad, maybe weren't.
"It helps some people get over their childhood issues," Love said. "It just makes you smile when you see some things and remember things," she said.
Old recipes from old restaurants like "Bratten's Grotto" have also surfaced, Love said.
Many people love to start a post with "Do you remember:" and then list a memory or a photo, Love said.
When she asked her readers what they enjoyed most about the page, many said they love reading those words and then seeing the many memories that come flooding out.
Others visitors to the page have reconnected with friends or made new friendships.
Another part of the page that has been successful is where Love lists class reunions.
"We have talked about having a reunion or get-together with our friends on the page because we enjoy talking so much," Love said.
She has other administrators on her page, some whom she has never met.
Christa said, at their digital business they enjoy seeing people's memories come alive as they transfer video or still images to a digital set-up.
"It helps you remember who you are," said Christa, who is from California, but has lived in the Ogden area for 16 years. "It's one of the best forms of therapy."
She has seen this with the Remembering Ogden project as well.
"People love it and have strong roots and ties," she said. "There is an amazing camaraderie."
Love also includes Box Elder and Davis Counties with her page, because many people also associate with those areas, even though they may have lived in the Ogden area.
Christa said Larsen Digital will offer the free digitizing for any Ogden area photos and video until Aug. 31. They can transfer from movie film reel, up to four strips of negatives, videos or any photos. For more information call 801-782-5155 or go directly to the store at 1144 W. 2700 N. in Pleasant View.
To find out more about the memories and to post a memory, visit the Facebook page at Remembering Ogden/Riverdale and beyond.
"It just warms your heart," Love said of the page. "I have to say I love everybody on that page."