Hula Hooping on the Farm
The films of great great grandmother are great, but this one from Aunt Ruth’s collection is lots of fun. A bunch of grown men trying to hula hoop. Charles says this is at the Bruchhaus farm. Behind Grandma and Grandpa’s house they had a Barbecue house. He didn’t recognize any of the men.
To transfer these films to digital, I borrowed an old 8mm projector and a film transfer box from Jeannette Bucklin Jackson. It is a box of mirrors that allows me to line up my digital camera and projector to record the projected image. I always wanted to use software to clean them up and remove as much of the flickering as I could. But I haven’t got around to it in over 10 years so when I found them again on my computer, I decided now was the time to start uploading them. I did make a few quick attempts to reduce the flicker, but have not had good luck yet.
Thanks to Aunt Ruth for keeping so much family history stuff.