My family’s history is inextricably linked with the history of Filipinas/os in Stockton, California. My maternal grandfather, Delfin Paderes Bohulano, immigrated to San Francisco from Kalibo, Aklan Province, Philippines in 1929 and worked all over the West Coast. During World War II, he met and married my grandmother Concepcion Moreno in Palompon, Leyte, when he […]
This home movie from 1970 features scenes of a birthday party for two Gonzalez women. They blow out the candles, pass around the cake, and dance happily for the remainder of the night.
This home movie from 1965 captures scenes of the Gonzalez family at home celebrating birthdays. Cristela Gonzalez hosts a slumber party, and keeping with strict slumber party tradition, she and her friends break out into a pillow fight. Her older sister then celebrates her birthday at a party where she and her friends dance enthusiastically, […]
This home movie captures scenes of the reception at an Ayala family wedding. The bride and groom dance alongside their wedding guests, and the wedding part sits to eat a beautifully decorated wedding cake.
This home movie captures scenes of the Murphy family and their community attending church at First Baptist Church in 1956. Scenes of the congregation in their Sunday best setting up for and enjoying a church picnic on
This home movie captures scenes of the Mitchell family celebrating Easter in their Easter dresses and suits, as well as Carlye Mitchell’s 11th birthday party. At the birthday party, Carlye and her friends have fun dancing in couples in the living room.
The Jimmy Mitchell Family Films, no. 5 – Birthdays and the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets Final Review (1957)
This home movie captures scenes of the Mitchell family celebrating birthdays, dancing at home, visiting with friends and family, and going swimming. In one scene, two of the Mitchell girls dress in flapper dresses and dance the Charleston in the living room. The family also visits Texas A&M University where they observe the Corps of […]
This home movie captures scenes of the Cummings family celebrating a wedding at their home in El Paso, including a brief ceremony, cake cutting, and a reception. The family then hosts a wedding afterparty with a cookout by their pool. The family also goes diving at San Solomon Springs in nearby Balmorhea, using flippers and […]
This home movie captures scenes of a wedding reception in a family home. The cake is cut before the bride, groom, and their guests dance the night away. Following are scenes from the next day, when the happy newlyweds and their family do the twist and other dances in their living room.
This home movie captures scenes of a family wedding in the 1980s. After the ceremony, the bride, groom, wedding party, and parents pose for pictures before beginning the reception.