Kari's Childhood Videos
East Patchogue, New York. 1977 - 1982
My parents recently had some old videos digitized. These are from 1977 - 1982. It's all the same footage - but there's
a 33 minute version, an 11-minute version, and 3 one-minute snapshots that have different music and slightly different
highlights. The music and highlights were auto-selected by the people who converted the video.
- Link to Video, 5.8 Mb:
Starts with me, Fritzee and my mom. Eleanor Spence make a couple of appearances (one for trick-or-treating, one walking with my while I ride my bike.
You can't see her head in the latter clip, but I know that coat well.) After video of my 3rd birthday party, you start seeing my little brother. The
video ends with scenes from Kiddie Kollege (pre-school).
The little while dog at the end is Fritzee (Ralph was killed by a train.)
- Link to Video, 5.8 Mb: I'm going to call this one "On the Move"...you see my grandma (Ann) Rawluk at my 3rd birthday party.
Expanded trick-or-treating footage includes Rose Murphy (our neighbor) and more at Eleanor and Bill's house. This set of scenes is heavily weighted toward me and my brother hanging out doing stuff.
- Link to Video, 5.8 Mb: Starts with a quick scene of Bill and Eleanor Spence with their dog, Sam. Footage
of my 3rd birthday party includes my dad's aunt, Mary, and my great grandmother (dad's, mom's mom). Kiddie Kollege clips include my dad's favorite scene of
me using my diploma as a trumpet. The story there is that they were telling all the kids as they came up to get their diplomas to not use it like a trumpet....3..2..1.. Sure enough,
I had to give it a try. I later explained that the thought probably would have never crossed my mind had they not said it over and over again.
Link to Video, 67 Mb - Scenes:
- Me and my bro - on the swing set, in the boat (whch never made it to the water), playing in leaves.
- Me ice skating
- Kiddie Kollege (pre-school): I'm in the light green dress. You know, the kid who can't sit still.
- Kiddie Kollege - my graduation.
- Me, mom and Fritz - bike riding with training wheels
- Eleanor Spence walking with me
- Kiddie Kollege - I'm the 3rd ballerina
- back to bike riding. This time I am on "Desert Rose" with no training wheels.
- My bro at Kiddie Kollege
Link to Video, 193 Mb- Scenes:
Last Updated 12Mar2011