Scott Parsons, who wrote the popular "Memories No More" post below, has been in the photo industry for 30 years, in positions from retail to consulting. He's currently out of the industry directly, but still reads, writes, and breathes photography. He can be contacted for questions or comments.
And what happened to the slides? Here's what Scott told me:
"I finally found the customer who brought in the slides and projector. Seems that this was an estate-type sale, as the old man had passed away. The guy who bought the slides did not remember the exact address of the yard sale. I can't blame him. I don't remember exact addresses when I'm looking around for yard sales either. What was I to do with a non-working projector and slides of people I don't know? After a few months of having them lay around on my desk, I took a deep breath and tossed them in the trash. I think about the slides from time to time. I'm weird that way. But still, after all that time, they were in a yard sale!"