Welcome to APUG. I love slides too. Get yourself a projector and project 'em now and then. There's not much that can beat a projected slide.
At present the only way to get a non-numeric print from slides is to do an internegative, then print optically from the it. I've not done that before because I've been pretty happy with those numeric prints from slides. And sadly, I'm on the wrong side of the pond to give you any assistance with who might be able to give you a killer scan of your slides. Just make sure you don't toss the slides after you scan them!