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A father’s day reminiscence from joanharvest’s blog, “Whatever I Think”:

I got my love of photography from him. He actually made home movies in the 40’s with special effects. His “Woofy Runs Away” was a hit in town. Woofy was a teddy bear who runs away. My Mom had him on strings like a puppet running through the woods. There were many more special effects that awed the boy scouts that he showed it to.


And on his “RcktMan’s Launching Pad” blog, Rick A. observes the day by sharing some of his father’s audio recordings:

When I was born, my parents purchased a portable cassette recorder made by Realistic, the house brand at the time for Radio Shack. It probably about 10 lbs. heavy and needed an external microphone to record.

Shortly after we were born, they tried to catch our first words on the recorder; then as we grew up, my mom or my dad would set up the tape recorder and sit with us and have us recite our names, our address, our phone number, and then have us count or say the alphabet, and then sing some songs.

It is on these tapes where I can hear myself counting to ten at the bright young age of two.

It is on these tapes where one can witness my budding interest in music – singing songs like “Top of the World” by the Carpenters and “It’s Such A Good Feeling” from Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood with confidence and pretty darn good tonality.

But it’s also on these tapes where I am reminded of how loving and nurturing my parents were.

Some home movies, they make me want to open a mutual fund. Like these home movie reenactments produced by Mr. Big Productions and available for licensing through Getty Images.