by Angeline Senge
When I was little, a family event that I have such fond memories of was those evenings all of us would gather together on a Friday evening and view our old family videos. Wholesale electronics stores in those days didn't have convenient, powerful technology. The movies, mostly featuring my brother, sister, and me, gave us a rich and powerful way to connect with the past.
We would watch over and over again the silly antics of daily life - family reunions, Christmas mornings, sledding down the hill in the back yard, fishing trips to the Boundary Waters, and just about anything else we did together. Of course, the old movies did not have audio - it was like getting to see an a film classic from the Charlie Chaplin days of silent movies.
Electronics wholesaler(s) then couldn't provide easy to use technology. Dad would provide our own narrative, and generally it was the case that that would make the family movie night even more enjoyable. The oldest of the family movies were not in color. I can't even recall what the media technology was that we watched, but it definitely was not convenient.
For family movie nights, we would borrow a projector from the school or from church, or sometimes from a neighbor. We had one of those old movie screens that was stored in the closet. The old family films in and of themselves helped us remember days long gone - joyful ones of joyful times - but the act of sitting down, together as a family, and watching the movies as a family was also a wonderful way to make memories in and of itself.
The parents would make popcorn often, and we would allocate a chunk of time so that the family could spend the entire night viewing the movies. With the proliferation of film capability available at your local wholesale electronics stores - it is surprisingly simple in modern times to capture high quality video footage of just about any event you can imagine.
We see before us a wonderful chance never before seen. The cameras are portable, affordable, of superb quality, and simple to use. The media (DVD especially) are easy to manage and highly affordable. In addition, it is easy to duplicate and distribute family movies to relatives. Something you should consider with your movies is to make copies and keep a set of copies in our bank's safe deposit box. Should a disastrous event ever visit your residence, you surely do not want to lose the family videos!