I recently found some old videos while cleaning out some boxes. When I saw one that said Class of 91, I wondered what was on the tape. Being one of those old VHS smaller tapes that took a converter that I no longer had, I wasn’t sure when or how I would get to watch the tape. When I was in high school, my parents would allow me to take their video camera to school. Crazy right? But I am so thankful that the did. After finding out that Yes Video, an online company that not only transfers old tapes to DVD’s, but also uploads them online, I was stoked to finally see what was on the tape.
Reminiscing the Good ‘Ole Days
Since #TBT is always so popular, I figured, what better throwback to my Citrus High School Alumni than a tape of our memories from the last week of school. It’s fun to see so many faces that thanks to Facebook and other social media, I am still in touch with many of these former classmates. The quality is what it is, an old tape, that was sitting in a box way too long. But I am sure so many others like myself will be excited to reminisce with me, back when we were just kids ourselves.
It has been at least 10 years since I have watched this video. Probably longer. I have so many others that I have been searching to find. I am hoping I do, for I know others that would love to see some of the moments captured on tape so long ago. Watching this makes me realize how different life was back then. No electronics, no high definition, no cell phones…we had things so simple. Life was easier.
Watching these memories with my kids, and talking about what it was like when I was in high school and where some of my friends on this tape are now, was so fun. Each segment brought out so many other stories. Ahhh, hours and hours of stories. I am hoping as my friends on this tape watch, they too will share stories with their families. I look forward to doing more of these. Not just of my high school years, but those that my parents have of me growing up, and of course those of my girls when they were little babies.
I know you like me probably have so many video tapes that you would love to try this service. For your convenience, YesVideo makes it easy so you can place your order at the photo counter of any Costco, Sam’s Club, Walmart or CVS/pharmacy, and accepts VHS tapes, camcorder tapes, movie film reels and 35mm slides.
Worried about sending your precious tapes off? YesVideo’s process is very safe & secure. They handle customers’ memories as if they were their own. Their Memory Factory contains surveillance cameras at every stage, and digital copies of the transferred videos are archived for added security.
Just in time for the holidays!
Home movie memories make a special and unique holiday gift. While orders typically take 3-4 weeks to complete, please allow extra time as Holiday season is a very busy time in the Memory Factory. Learn more about Holiday ordering deadlines at www.yesvideo.com/yvsymmary_social.html. I know for me, this is the perfect gift for anyone! With the holidays just around the corner, keep in mind that the holiday order deadline is December 2nd. All home movie media must be in the hands of YesVideo by December 2nd to receive your DVD’s by December 24th.
*YesVideo transferred 2 video tapes for me for review purposes. I am only sharing one at this time due to the fact after watching the other one, I can’t share it with some of the content on there that I wasn’t aware of at the time of sending the video. All opinion are my own.
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Tara!!!! I loved watching all of these! So many sweet teachers have left us. It was so lovely watching them and all of us. Life was easier. Sweeter, perhaps, too. I am so glad your parents let you bring that camera to school! Bet they never knew what a gift it would be all these yrs later! Xoxo