Continuing with my project of converting aging VHS tape to DVD I found myself in video alchemy as I tinkered with footage over half a century old.
It is also eerie to realize that I am the only person in both videos alive. Strange but fun to spend a couple minutes with everyone ‘walking’ and ‘playing’ again.
NOW I am grateful someone was always sticking a camera in someone else’s face. <grin> Do not hide from cameras. Embrace them. Half a century from now you may be dusted off and restored for generations that never knew your smile.
(Some readers have noted they have challenges using the AOL video display. For your convenience you can simply use the links to view the video directly.)
Video Genealogy: (1940) Leer Family Washington, DC (02:14)
Video Genealogy: (1958?) Morgan & Leer Families (02:19)
(Viewing notes: I am the older kid in the 1958 video. It is so odd to see men wearing shirts and ties for a casual outing in 1940 or the propeller aircraft and blimp flying over Washington, DC. My maternal grandparents in 1958 video were immigrants; my grandmother born in Ireland, my grandfather born in Wales.)
Caregivingly Yours, Patrick Leer