Growing up, I always felt like my mom was a movie director. She'd have the Kodak movie camera out during every event or chased us around the yard. She wanted to keep the memories alive from our childhood. She filmed our birthdays, holidays, and ordinary fun events like my cousin, Erik, running around the house with his broom "weapon".
Many years ago, my mom passed away and her movie projector and 8mm movies came to me. I loved to watch the movies, my family history. But always felt guilty.
This year, I've set out to change that. Today I dropped off 43 8mm tapes to be converted into DVD's for my Dad and sisters. I want them to have these memories to watch each and every day. I want my nieces and nephews to get to know their mom at six or seven and get to know their Great, Great Grandpa Mori who fought in WWI or meet their Great Grandpa Watling who used to pull coins out of our ears.
What was the best gift you ever received or gave for Christmas? I'd love to hear your ideas! Who knows.. I might need it next year!!
Musings from Michigan