TAPE #1 - HOLIDAYS 1989
(5 minutes into this tape you see Christmas scenes from another family for about two and a half minutes. This was the tape that was in the machine when we got it. The sequence of the scenes is also messed up because we taped over old scenes as we were rewinding the tape and learning how to use the camera.)
OPENING SCENE: Uncle Joe and Aunt Pearl's house for a holiday meal. Mark and his son are playing with Angela as the background conversation revolves around how the terms "1st and 2nd cousins" get their names. Included in this scene are Uncle Joe, Mr. Swindle, Mark, Christopher and Mrs. Swindle.
00:04:05 - Dining Room of Mike Campbell's House (After we went broke in Destin, we moved back to Tuscaloosa, then cleaned up Mike's house and moved in with him so we wouldn't have to stay with the Swindles.)
"This video's entitled UP FROM SLAVERY."~ Robertoreg
Includes Jackie, Christopher and Angela
"The future President of All Authority on Earth. This is where he got started with a broke mom and dad."~ Robertoreg
00:05:09 - the unknown family having their Christmas
00:07:38 - Inside Mike's living room at night with Christopher in a diaper.
00:08:50 - Mike's front porch in the morning
00:09:16 - Back in Dining Room of Mike Campbell's House
Christopher is in his high chair and Sharon is telling Angela that she wants her to change her name to "Christina Register." This is when Sharon was dreaming about adopting Angela because her mother Laura was in trouble with the law.
00:12:41 - Sharon records Robertoreg
00:13:05 - Camera operator asks, "Tell us you deepest darkest secret fantasy."
Sharon replies, "My deepest secret is Robert." Scene in the living room of Mike's house where you can hear the voice of Cammie Lockhart (1958-2001).
00:13:46 - Mike Tucker appears.
00:13:55 - Rod Walker appears. This was when he and Marilyn were married.
00:14:01 - Gary (the dude Shelly met while he was in prison and then married) operates the camera. View of the street in front of Mike's house from his front porch. Bryan Hendrix is petting a cat. Bryan killed a deer that morning and Robertoreg examines a lower leg.
00:15:48 - short shot of Rod Walker
00:15:50 - Continuation of the first scene on Tape #1 of a holiday meal at Uncle Joe and Aunt Pearl's house in Adamsville.
00:18:07 - Christopher and his bottle
00:18:58 - Marilyn in Mike Campbell's living room
00:19:21 - Halloween 1989 on Sorority Row. Christopher is dressed as THE JUST SAY NO TO DRUGS BABY & Angela is dressed as a gypsy.
00:20:35 - Christopher & Robertoreg on Colonial Drive.
00:21:49 - Angela entering a haunted house @ a sorority house
00:22:35 - "Oops, somebody kidnapped my child." ~ Sharon
00:22:58 - Face painting @ the Alpha Delta Pi house. Very dark but you can see an Amazonic monkey bag from Ecuador in the background. Robertoreg is wearing one of his many plaid Pendleton sports jackets.
00:25:29 - Back on the sidewalk of Colonial Drive
00:26:15 - Inside a sorority house
00:28:00 - Christopher falls down walking into a sorority house.
00:28:25 - Trick or treat knocking on the door of Ellen Wehausen's (deceased) apartment.
00:29:06 - Angela and Christopher playing in Mike Campbell's front yard
00:30:19 - Christopher baby talking while playing with rocks in the drive way. Angela is playing with a pull toy.
00:31:05 - Mike walking into his cluttered and filthy front bedroom.
00:32:49 - The cameraman is Mike Campbell. Robertoreg is wearing an Indiana University sweatshirt he bought during his sweater selling days.
00:33:29 - PEE WEE HERMAN SHOW is on the TV.
00:33:40 - Mike's front porch in the morning with Christopher trying to climb up the steps and argues with Angela. Mike is looking for his tripod. Angela is in the porch swing and the BLUE VAN is parked out front.
00:36:12 - Christopher cries.
00:36:24 - Christopher plays with cat food.
00:36:35 - Christopher hollers at Angela.
00:36:48 - Later that same morning, Christopher is washed and dressed. Mike is working with his tripod.
00:37:26 - Christopher talks to Mike.
00:38:03 - "Rut Ro!" Christopher falls off the steps.
00:39:10 - Christopher plays on front steps. The white Mercury Marquis is parked out front.
00:40:26 - Christopher beats an Igloo cooler with a stick.
00:42:00 - Christopher playing with cat food.
00:42:30 - Christopher on the curb near the blue Econoline van and the white Mercury.
00:42:54 - Christopher playing on Mike's front walk way.
00:43:19 - Close-up of Christopher crawling up the steps.
00:43:50 - Christopher tries to pick up a gallon jug.
00:44:00 - Christopher plays with a kitty.
00:44:25 - Christopher playing with a cardboard box.
00:45:00 - Christopher playing with cat food.
00:45:40 - Christopher and Angela playing with a Donald Duck electric toy car on the front walk of Mike's house.
00:46:28 - Christopher with toy gun
00:47:00 - Christopher playing with a kitty.
00:47:13 - Christopher crying after falling off the steps.
00:47:38 - Christopher chasing a kitty in Mike's front yard.
00:51:30 - Sharon on Mike's front porch
00:52:21 - Christopher playing on Mike's front porch.
00:52:39 - Sharon shoots everybody with a water pistol.
00:53:06 - Christopher repairing the broken Donald Duck toy car.
00:53:28 - Angela playing with the water pistol.
00:53:50 - Sharon picking flowers in Mike's front yard.
00:54:15 - Rod Walker drinking a Bud on Mike's front porch. Loud crying from Christopher
00:54:55 - Christopher still crying.
00:55:30 - Close-up of Christopher chasing a dog in the street in front of Mike's house.
00:56:05 - Christopher crying.
00:57:35 - You can see the traffic going down Martin Luther King Avenue in the background.
00:58:25 - Christopher chasing a cat in the street.
00:59:30 - Christopher playing with a cap.
00:59:51 - Christopher playing with a car tag.
01:00:21 - Angela playing in the street with Christopher.
01:00:40 - Christopher walking in the middle of the street.
01:02:23 - Christopher baby talks.
01:03:59 - Angela and Christopher playing with rocks in the driveway.
01:05:01 - Christopher putting rocks in his mouth. "NO! NO! NO!"
01:05:50 - Next scene of a holiday meal @ Uncle Joe and Aunt Pearl's from the opening of this tape.Shows all the dishes of a full spread including dressing and giblet gravy.
01:06:46 - Uncle Joe serving himself
01:07:48 - Mark serving himself lots of green bean casserole and black eyed peas
01:08:00 - Christopher in a high chair
01:09:04 - Aunt Pearl and one of her grandsons
01:09:18 - Ms. Swindle
01:10:07 - Mr. Swindle serving himself
01:11:05 - Ms. Swindle serving herself
01:11:29 - Angela and Sharon
01:11:42 - Christopher in a high chair eating with his hands with Mark's son in a stroller
01:12:15 - Family at the table
01:12:31 - In the living room after the big meal
01:14:11 - Sharon and Christopher with a bottle
01:14:20 - A party at Ellen's (?)
01:15:00 - Mike Tucker and Ron Shirley
01:15:12 - Christopher being held by Ellen
01:15:26 - Janice being recorded by Sharon
01:16:14 - Sharon's 39th (1990) birthday party in Jackie's backyard on Wesley Place.
01:16:49 - Christopher naked in pool
01:17:04 - You can see my old stereo. Bunch of guests who were Jackie's friends who I cannot identify.
01:17:13 - Ellen, Richard Mims and Art Olsen
01:17:50 - Dona Deason shakes her play pretties. "What would a party be without Dona shaking her tits?"
01:19:49 - Christopher with long hair
01:20:10 - Billy Golightly
01:20:59 - Close-up of Ellen bragging on the cake
01:21:30 - Jackie's dog that bit Christopher on the eye.
01:22:13 - A party after a 1989 football game at Janice's house on Queen City.
Individuals shown include Brian Hendrix, John Davis and girlfriend Nancy, Kenneth Ortega (very dark shot), Rod Walker
01:23:23 - Sharon as cameraman yells, "Roll Tide Roll!"
01:24:00 - John Van Slavie passed out on bed
01:24:30 - Mike Tucker passed out
01:24:53 - Robertoreg leads Ron Shirley in an Ecuadorian cheer, "VIVA, IMBABURA!"
01:25:26 - Ron Shirley and Rod Walker
01:25:45 - Tucker passed out
01:25:53 - Trice Keen dancing in front of passed out Tucker as Jimbo Sailors looks on. Beatles are playing on the stereo.
01:27:12 - Tucker wakes up.
01:27:54 - Camera pans downtown Berry, Alabama. The Theron, Cameron and Co. sign says, "We Handle Most Everything From a Cradle To A Coffin."
01:29:02 - Sharon's Grandma Johnson's house
01:29:34 - Berry cemetery at Grandma Johnson's grave with the blue Econoline van.
01:30:08 - Elvis' birthplace in Tupelo
01:30:46 - Road construction gravel bursts the radiator in the blue Econoline van.
01:31:05 - Oxford Square
01:31:28 - Rowan Oak, William Faulkner's home in Oxford
01:31:40 - Christopher in the Rowan Oak front yard
01:32:00 - Out buildings of Rowan Oak
01:33:00 - Sharon and Christopher walking up on the front porch of Rowan Oak
01:33:18 - 1989 Christmas inside Rowan Oak
01:34:00 - The room in Rowan Oak where Faulkner wrote on the chapter summaries for a novel on the walls
01:35:44 - Christopher in the front yard of Rowan Oak
01:36:55 - Antique cars near Pontotoc, Mississippi
01:37:41 - An old corvette being restored
01:38:01 - REAGANOMIC'S RETREAT
01:38:23 - Christmas party over at Rod and Marilyn's house which was off Hargrove Road before you get to McFarland. Christopher is hugging Bruce Hopper's child.
01:39:40 - Christopher trying to snap his fingers.
01:40:43 - New Orleans music playing (BROTHER JOHN IS GONE by THE WILD MAGNOLIAS)
01:40:58 - Christopher hugging Joslin Thorn.
01:41:28 - Mark Stevenson and Dart Hayward (1938-2002)
01:41:39 - Scott Gellerstedt (1950-2013)
01:42:06 - Ellen Wehausen (195? - 201?)
01:42:22 - Dart Hayward
01:42:22 - Joslin Thorn
01:42:59 - Bruce Hopper's wife
01:43:00 - Bruce Hopper's son with a bottle
01:43:26 - close-up of Gellerstedt
01:43:57 - Sharon and Christopher sitting on the couch
01:44:32 - Gelly
01:45:10 - Christopher jamming to the music.
01:45:47 - Christopher drinking from a cup
01:46:48 - Ellen's apartment at Christmas Eve. Sharon's looking for her keys.
01:48:01 - Robertoreg to Christopher, "Hey Butthole, get it out of your mouth."
01:49:03 - Christopher finds Ellen's hemostats.
01:49:45 - a champagne toast "Feliz Navidad"
01:50:29 - "IT'S GREAT!", Sharon.
01:50:45 - Christopher in the SYLVESTER THE CAT hat
01:51:29 - Christopher playing with a KERMIT THE FROG car
01:51:44 - Sharon,"Ellen, Tell us. Did you get laid on your birthday."
Sharon,"Christopher, you get grown up and you got all these women here!"
01:51:56 - Christopher's second Christmas morning at our apartment in Apartment Park off River Road. He got an oak rocking chair, plastic boats and plastic trucks.
01:52:42 - Christopher's first time in his rocker
01:53:00 - Santa brought Christopher some crayons.
01:53:10 - and a coloring book
01:54:15 - Sharon puts a bow on top of Christopher's head.
01:54:28 - Christopher gets a push scooter.
01:55:35 - Santa brought Christopher some new clothes.
01:56:08 - Christopher with his colors
01:57:14 - Santa brought a toy microscope.
01:57:50 - and a plastic dump truck
01:59:35 - Christmas at the Swindle house
02:00:30 - Christopher opening presents. He gets a Wizard of Oz cassette tape.
02:03:20 - Christopher unwraps a puzzle.
TAPE #2 - WENONAH 1990