Saturday, January 17, 2009

What a surprise! It absolutely made my day.

For years I have carried a roll of developed 8 mm film. Based on the envelope I had it in, I assumed that it was footage of the girls (military) drill team that I was a part of in high school. During December it resurfaced again and Paul suggested that I have it converted to DVD format before it deteriorates too far. So we dropped it off at the local Walgreens.

It takes a while... about two weeks longer than the estimate they gave us. We finally picked up the finished product yesterday when we were out for lunch. After our many errands were taken care of, we came home and popped in the DVD. It wasn't the drill team.

It was Christmas 1977. The year that my brother brought home his fiancee. There was my mom and my dad looking so young, so happy. And my sister Susan, looking almost exactly like my daughter Kim. (Something that everyone has always said, but until this video I never saw the resemblance) It was an incredible blast from the past! To see my dad looking so good, so healthy... what an incredible gift.

8 comments:

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

What a treasure.

Estela said...

Amazing time warp.

Treasure that dvd, my sister is gradually transferring all of her old vhs movies into dvd also and we allsit there and ooooh and aaahhhh.

So glad you had a wonderful trip. What makes those long drives worth it is being with family.

Estela in South TX

Tightening the Corset Again said...

I need to do that... I have a bunch of VHS tapes of the kids when they were little and I don't even own a VCR any more!

Happy Saturday!
love and hugs!
heather

Beth said...

What a cool thing to find...like buried treasure!

Joann said...

That is SO COOL!!! That would be really exciting!! I have a few old disposable cameras I still have to get developed... can't wait to see what they are... LOL!!!

Lynne said...

I had a bunch of old cartridges from our old video cam recorder. I wonder if they could be converted to a DVD format? Going to have to ask. I think its something my daughters would enjoy from when they were young. Thanks for the tip!

Indigo said...

Timeless, irreplacable, priceless...all fit this wonderful treasure of the unexpected. (Hugs)Indigo

jun said...

wow 1977! my second oldest was born that year.
it is a miracle you were able to keep up with it that long. how nice for you to see the family on it.i was thinking your daughter looked like you from the pic you posted. either way, she sure is pretty.