My dad, Luke Buratovich, documented family events for 30 years with his 8mm movie camera. I fondly remember, as a child and all the way through my teenage years, the home movie nights where we watched, as a family and often with guests, movies of mom and dad’s wedding, grand family gatherings, Christmases past, and religious rites of passage.
I didn’t know, back then, how precious those memories would become, both of the events captured on film and of the times watching them as a family in a darkened living room.
Today we are in the second decade of a new millennium and it has become commonplace, with the internet, computers and mobile phones to share movies all around the world. I wanted to give dad’s old movies a new venue for viewing, so that family and old friends could see themselves (or their parents or grandparents) in movies, the way they were, so long ago and reminisce.
I do this to honor the memory of my dad and his devotion to his family for all the years of his life.
Old home movie clips available thus far:
- Luke Frances Matt Stojka at Batistich in Felton – 1947
- Luke and Frances Wedding – 1947
- Luke and Frances Honeymoon – 1947
- Baby Ned a Month Old – 1949
- Ned’s Baptism and Party – 1949
- Baby Ned at Lakeside Park – 1949
- Ned in Baba Mary & Dida Ned’s Yard – 1949
- Ned with Teta Jaka & Dundo Sokol – 1949
- Baby Ned on Bedspread – 1949
- Ned’s First Christmas – 1949
- Krsinich family visit – 1950
- Ned at 11 Months with Toys – 1950
- Ned’s 1st Birthday – 1950
- Ned Learning to Walk – 1950
- Ned and Dida Nikola at Park – 1950
- Lumbarda Club Picnic, Felton, CA – 1950
- Baby Ned’s First Haircut – 1950
- Big Family Picnic in Felton – 1950
- Ned and Mom at the Park – 1950
- Christmas – 1950
- Easter – 1951
- Ned Feeding Ducks, Playing Ball – 1951
- Ned’s 2nd Birthday – 1951
- Ned and Mary Buratovich 40th Anniversary – 1954
- Zuva and Steve visit California – 1959
- Effie Elephant at Knowland Park Zoo – 1964
- Buratovich Family Christmas – 1964
- Christmas Dinner at the Card’s – 1964
- Father John Gregov dinner – 1964
- Luke Buratovich 50th Birthday – 1965
- Skimboarding Santa Cruz – 1965
- Kriletich Picnic Swim in Napa Valley – 1965
This is just the beginning. I have over five hours of movies to curate. As each event is edited into its own video file and placed into its own web page on this site (likely over a hundred) I can let you know. If you are interested in being notified, please add your email to my list.
Get notified when new clips are posted:
I will send email to this list when a new movie clip is posted to this site.
I probably already have your email in my personal address book, but when you add it to this list, then I know you are OK with me sending you new movie announcements. This list will be used ONLY to notify you about new movie clips posted to this site.