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I have been tracing my grandmother's history for my family. I have discovered that many of her daily movements and the sights she saw are echoed in my own daily life, 95 years later.

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Comment by JustAnotherUserName on June 5, 2011 at 3:18pm
Ahhh!  That was brilliant!  Great 30 seconds...!
Comment by Marie on June 5, 2011 at 6:22pm

Wow! One of my favorite videos!

Comment by Pypermarru1 on June 5, 2011 at 7:12pm

Well played, Madame, Well played.

That was seriously good stuff, NJ.

Comment by NatureJunkie on June 5, 2011 at 7:27pm
@ Ruth, Marie, and Pyper: Thank you, dears. I was planning to make a DVD just for my family, of sites that would have been a part of my grandmother's daily or weekly life, and I thought some of it fit into the 30-second concept pretty well. There are a couple more to come.
Comment by SydTheSkeptic on June 11, 2011 at 12:12am

That's pretty cool!  It's like an object that creates a time bridge between you and your grandmother.  Most people hold onto objects that belonged to those who've died, but this is something that allows you to walk in her shoes for a few seconds every day, seeing what she saw. 

Comment by NatureJunkie on June 11, 2011 at 4:31pm
@ Syd: EXACTLY!
Comment by SydTheSkeptic on June 11, 2011 at 5:37pm
:o)  I have some cool footage of taking my grandma through Little Italy where she grew up, but I took her there on Google Earth's "street view".  It, of course, wasn't like the real thing, but what a trip for her to be recognizing everything!
Comment by NatureJunkie on June 11, 2011 at 10:59pm
@ Syd: What a treasure to have that! I'd give anything to have some video or film footage of my grandmother now. Once upon a time we had some audio tapes of her voice, but I don't know if they still exist. I would LOVE it if you would share that bit with your grandma on the Ark. And don't let it get lost. Tommy and all of his cousins are going to treasure it someday more than they can ever guess at now.
Comment by SydTheSkeptic on June 11, 2011 at 11:49pm
I'll see if I can dig it up right now...

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