My mom has done a pretty good job of storing all of our family’s memories away in boxes. She has cassette tapes my parents would record and mail to each other during my dad’s long deployments, plus pictures, letters, and lots of 3″ reel-to-reels that have never been viewed.
My mom and I had a few reels transferred a few years ago, but it was not with YesVideo. I remember it costing us so much money, and the company we had done our transfers didn’t give any updates on the progress of our transfers, not like YesVideo. We did eventually receive our transferred DVD, and the quality was great, but the price was just outrageous. That’s why I jumped at the chance to have YesVideo transfer two movie reels for us to DVD. It was nice going back in time with the help of YesVideo media transfers.
My father has been gone over 20 years now, and there isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t think of him. I knew I wanted to get a movie reel transferred that had my dad either on it or had his voice captured. While digging through our family’s memorabilia, I first found an old reel tucked under my mom’s confirmation gown. “Too good to be true,” I thought, but it wasn’t. Little did I know that a piece of video existed with my 13-year-old mom on it, her mom and stepfather, an uncle, aunt, and little cousin.
This piece of history was shot after my mom’s confirmation in the Bronx back in 1969. The video shows my mom’s family walking home from church and although there is no sound it is still so precious to me, and of course, my mom. I now have a piece of my family’s legacy I can watch anytime I want. I can even share snippets on social media, and view it online. I can show my children their grandmother and great-grandmother, all in one video.
My mom (age 13) and her family on the streets of the Bronx, NY.
Easter 1983 in Chula Vista, CA
When I first heard my dad call my name, I had to turn the video off. I had tears streaming down my face. It was so unexpected and after not hearing him call my name for over 20 years now, I kind of lost it, but in a good way. Once I composed myself and watched it again, I had a sense of peace within that I have never felt before.
Preserving family memories
I have now taken on the task of preserving my family’s memories by having even more DVDs made and digitized for online viewing and sharing with other movie reels we have in storage, old VHS recordings and slides my mom has in an album. These two movie transfers are just the tip of the iceberg for me. I’m going to have all our family memories transferred to DVD and kept in cloud storage.
I’ve had such a great time looking over our family movies, and I’m so grateful to have them in my possession. Yeah, pictures are great, but watching those photos come to life is something so special that it is almost indescribable.
Just in time for the holidays
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YesVideo transferred two 3″ reels for me for the purpose of this post. All opinions are 100% my own. Monetary compensation was also provided. Thanks @YesVideo for this amazing opportunity #MyMemoryLane.