There was another aspect to the viewing of these tapes that was especially cool. Either through his own narration of some of the footage, or the rare times he was found in front of the camera, I to got meet Welf's father. He passed away several years ago and I never got to meet him in the flesh. I've heard lots of stories about him and seen photos, as you might imagine. But seeing him move and speak gave me a sense of his personality; his being. Witnessing his jocular nature and the animated way in which he would move about as he told a story made me realize how much of him is in Welf.
It was a pleasure to meet you, Fred. I hope you know how much your daughter means to me. I'll be forever in debt to your role in shaping the little girl that was romping around in those videos you made, into the special woman I know and love today.