Here is a video from the very first reel of my parents’ home movies. The year is 1948. Most or all of the clip is from a camping trip to the Mt. St. Helens area.
The dog is one of Harry Truman’s. In case you didn’t follow the Mt. St. Helens saga, Harry Truman (not the President of that name), obstinately stayed at his lodge in 1980, and was buried alive by the eruption, along with his dogs, the same breed as the one in the video. Of course the toddler on the snowbank is yours truly.
Other featured performers are my Dad (of course), Aunt Audrey, baby David, Joyce, Linda, Uncle Delmont, and Uncle Vernon (?- may be Ivan) roasting his sock. Enjoy.
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Apr 3, 2009
Thanks George – these are great. I learned that COSTCO transfers 8mm to DVD for a reasonable fee. I’m going to have to take my parents’ box of home movies and have them transferred to disk.
Apr 3, 2009
Excellent, Eric. Myrna sent me a DVD of Uncle Walt’s movies; they are really cool & date back to the 1930’s! I have to figure out how to “rip” the DVD to post any clips. Any recommended freeware or cheapware? I don’t think anything I have now will do it.