Old home movies rekindle romance

POTOSI, Mo. (KSDK) - If you have old home movies that have been collecting dust, there's a way you can watch that out-of-date videotape or film reel again.

A Potosi woman never thought she'd be able to watch the movies she made of her kids again. After all, they were stored on film reels from the 1970s. But then she heard of a simple way to get them transferred and she says it changed her life.

Bonnie Radford never wanted to forget all those precious moments in her children's lives. So she made home movies to help her remember.

She said, "This particular film, I've had for 42 years."

But as her children grew and changed, so did technology.

"I wanted to see it so much but we didn't have a projector," she said.

With no projector, all those home movies of her family seemed to be a thing of the past. Until, she heard about a way to watch them again thanks to a company called Yes Video. She mailed them her footage and 3 weeks later, the memories came pouring in.

She said, "Oh, I cried. Yes, I cried."

Yes Video converts your film and videotape footage to DVD. You also get a private account to watch it online. Bonnie is now able to look back on her life in 1972.

"And then, all of a sudden, there was my husband sitting there," she said.

She and her husband have been divorced for 18 years. The last thing she was expecting was to feel this way.

"It's like all of a sudden, all of the negative feelings and memories, I just let go."

She says the romantic feelings came rushing back in.

"I had just completely forgotten how attractive and sexy he was to me and I watched it. 5 second video. I watched it over and over … That 5 second video just completely changed my life," she said.

Since receiving her home movies, she and her ex-husband have rekindled their romance and are a couple again.

"I'm 66 and I remember what it feels like to be young and in love," she said, adding that getting remarried is not out of the question.

Prices vary on video transfer, but Yes Video generally charges $20 per transfer.


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