The first Super Bowl I have on tape is Super Bowl XV. It's on tape #23. Super Bowl XXXIV is on Tape #535 and there are 18 other Super Bowl games in between on various tape numbers. We have an additional 55 tapes containing an average of four hours of home movies that we have been recording on video tapes since the advent of the video camera. Starting with Christmas 1995 when I got a new videocamera all of our home movies from that time are on Sony MP120 8mm videotape technology. Just started tape #18 there.
Every episode of "I Dream of Jeannie" with Barbara Eden and Larry Hagman is covered on 10 more tapes with 10 additional tapes containing "Highway to Heaven" shows. We also have 35 other tapes with a variety of programs. If I had my way I would have every episode of "The Red Skelton Show" but have never had a cable system that offered them. I have several episodes on tape but someday I will have them all. My sister has ordered me a Red Skelton Video Collection for helping with her site.
At times I have contemplated making a third career as a Videographer but I get more satisfaction out of doing it for fun than I ever would for profit. My first attempt at professional videotaping was in 1982 after a serious illness when I volunteered to tape the 50th Tactical Fighter Wing's Instrument Refresher Course at Hahn Air base, Germany using state of the art equipment. It was very enjoyable and such a success that I also did several other certification briefings for the Wing Consolidated Training Unit. Over the years since then, I have presented many newlyweds with memories of their wedding day, usually as my wedding gift to them. I refuse to videotape bachelor parties though, because it is too difficult to tape and watch at the same time.
Probably my finest hour as a professional videographer came when our friends opened A Car Quest Auto Supply Store and I was selected as the Official Photographer during the building renovation. I was even awarded my own videographer's hat with a large "V" on it so that I wouldn't be mistaken as an electrician, security system technician or phone installer. The best part was the beer was on the house.