We hadn’t planned it this way. In fact, I assumed it had been lost forever.
Almost two years ago, we held a graduation party for my two step-kids—Nick from the UW and Kjersti from Bastyr University. It was a family gathering, with lots of the outer fringes invited, some of their friends, and a few folks I had never met before. The event was a huge success, cleanup was underway and then I realized, I couldn’t find my Flip camera.
I had been running around like the filming maniac I am, capturing video of our guests, interaction with people, shots of the cakes, etc. But as we put our house back together, that camera was nowhere to be found. I began to imagine what could have happened. Maybe I accidentally threw it out? No one would steal it, would they? Nawwwww! But it was just plain gone.
So, I ended up going out and buying another one, which I use quite a bit to capture video when the quality isn’t that important. The Flip was such a wonderful invention that it’s maker decided to just stop selling them. Apparently, they were just too good.
Fast forward to a week ago, when our remote control for the surround sound could not be found. I figured it had fallen in the cushions and my suspicions were right, except–wait! This thing has a handle….could it be? It was.
We found the remote AND the Flip camera with home movies taken that day from 2011 that were never viewed. I know that on them are contained videos of now former girlfriends, even one family member who is no longer with us. To be honest, I haven’t viewed them yet. I don’t know why other than I have a family time capsule on my hands. I’m tempted to see how long I can resist looking back.