I’ve had people over the years encourage me to talk to my mom and dad and get video of them recorded. I’ve done lots of little videos with them going over there for lunch, but recently we were sitting around the table and had a little extra time. Dad started talking about the past and so I turned on my phone video camera and started recording.
This is pretty unedited, I’m not very good with editing videos so I took two videos and spliced them together and it’s mostly dad talking and mom chiming in on her thoughts. It’s 18 minutes long, so not too long, so I hope you enjoy.
A little background for those of you who might be new to my blog. My dad is currently 93 years old, mom is 92. They have been married for 66 years and dad is a retired Pastor, with the Assemblies of God denomination. He was not raised in a Christian home, but by God’s providence he became a Christian at age 23. He then quit his job at the paper mill in Panama City, FL and enrolled in Bible College in Lakeland, FL (now Southeastern University) where he and my mom met and got married. Thus began their lives as young married pastor’s life and this video is his memories of being drafted into the army during WW2 and then getting out and working and then quitting to go to Bible college. I hope you enjoy! His short term memory on many days is not that good, but his long term memory is definitely intact. He remembers a lot of details from his early days. It’s a treasure to get these memories recorded and I know my family will treasure this and I hope you enjoy too!