Dave has been kindly making digital copies of some of my family's home movies from when I was a kid.
It's a long process involving a lot of computer time, which has been making blogging a little challenging since I can't log into the computer while it's processing.
But it's been cool to see some of them. To see my grandfathers and great-grandmother, who have been gone for over a decade. To look at me as a little girl and see the resemblance to Nathan and Alex. (It's true, my genes predominated for physical appearance. Too bad, Dave.)
Family movies are one of those things that every family has but are rarely pulled out (unless someone is doing a biography special). I'll have to decide whether I want to sit down and watch them with the boys. They might be interested in seeing Mommy as a little girl.
Or they might be more interested in watching cars crash into trains. Hard to tell.
But I'm glad we'll have the copies, even though the quality of picture and sound both leave a lot to be desired. It's a little piece of my past.
And I haven't given up on the hope of one day needing them for my own biographical special on TV when I become a rich and famous author.
Hey, it's important to be prepared.