It turns out that spending your weekend transferring old home videos to your computer (with the Elgato Video Capture doohickey) is way more emotionally exhausting than you might expect. Here’s a clip that I edited and set to music, and I can’t stop watching it.
It shows my grandma Rosene and grandpa Dick, along with his parents (my great-grandparents, who I never met), his brother and his niece. It’s pretty amazing to see my beautiful, 20-something grandmother sashaying around like a movie star in living color. My grandpa loved gadgets, so of course he purchased a home movie camera in the 1940s, when hardly anyone had one. But now, I’m so grateful to have this footage.