1960’s Memorial Day Cookout & Cemetery Visitation

1960’s Memorial Day Cookout & Cemetery Visitation

This is color 8mm home movie film footage.  The film starts with a graveyard.  It shows the headstones and there appears to be a funeral happening in the background.  However, it then morphs into what appears to be a parade beginning with a band.  The film then cuts to a duck & swan pond before again returning to the cemetery and showing mother and fathers gravemarkers. 

This may have been Memorial Day because, after the remembrance at the memorial gardens, the family gathers for a cookout.  The little children ride bikes, and tricycles and pedal tractors in the driveway.   The film then shows all the food being prepared on the grill and the kids play with a couple of BB rifle guns.  As the adults gather at the end in the driveway their vehicles come into view.  There is a nice 1964 Corvette in the drive, but then a bright yellow car comes into view and drives by the cameraman as a little boy waves from the front seat.  The film ends with images of a couple of boys opening presents for what appears to be a birthday with gifts of a new Jeep, a new lunch box with a thermos and a coloring book. 

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