Here is the video I put together for Grandma’s funeral. (I have had some trouble getting it uploaded to flickr and youtube, so tried a new (to me) hosting site. I would like to re-load it to vimeo in a fuller format, but have to wait until next week because I’m not paying for a premium account until I decide I like it enough– a little something I learned from my Grandma Tate and would make her proud):
The verbal audio is from a series of evenings my parents spent with Grandma and Grandpa over the summer of 1991, interviewing them with a tape recorder. There are over 6 hours of recorded audio from that summer, and I’ve included just a couple snippets, nuggets that bring to life memories so many of us share. There is a photo that few of us recognize as pelted out mink, and I included it because the mink farm is such a big part of our shared history. In one photo of my cousin Terri, you can see the mink sheds in the background.
I am happy to share this video here with anyone who wishes to watch and listen and see a little glimpse into the heritage that has some part in making us Tates who we are. I will, for the rest of my life, be grateful for Amos and Dorothy Tate and for the privilege of being their granddaughter.