Weber Family Stories

 

Galveston, Texas in 1899. H.O. and Lillie (Van Lew) Wachsen at left. The men sporting Shriner hats.

The Short

What a surprise! Watch Aunt Edie tell the story of the first time she surprised her older sisters.

Full Movie

In June of 2014, April Bell traveled to Galveston, Texas to interview her Great-Aunt Edie, the last of her generation and a delightful storyteller. This legacy video was commissioned by Neta Villalobos-Bell. The movie was created for the Bell Family Reunion, held at Tom and Sheri Wilson’s home in Yacolt, Washington in August 2014. These recordings are meant to be shared today, and passed on as an heirloom gift, to future generations.

Weber Family Documentary

Edith Mae Weber Hughes Williams | b. December 12, 1927

Full Length Interviews ~ Captured in Dixon & Galveston, Texas ~ June 2014

Session No. 1

SESSION ONE CHAPTER MARKERS:

00;02;57 – 1720 Ave K

00;13;15 – My Parents

00;22;20 – 1900 Storm

00:24:34 – Thomas Croft

00:30:38 – Annie Bel Weber

00:36:09 – Walter J. Weber

00:41:15 – 1720 Ave K-2

00:48:21 – Climbing the Pole

00:51:42 – Pugie

00:53:26 – Konky

00:54:08 – Bugs

00:54:56 – Walter J. Weber-2

01:02:38 – Aunt Edith Croft

01:06:14 – Harry & Tense

01:10:03 – Harry Louise

01:17:51 – Late Dates

01:20:12 – Harry’s Name

01:27:39 – Galveston Fun

01:30:02 – Young Hortense

01:37:51 – Family in Hawaii

01:43:37 – Edie’s Firsts

02:46:48 – Tom Hughes

Session No. 2

SESSION TWO CHAPTER MARKERS:

00:00:00 – Courtship

00:03:33 – Ft. Monmouth

00:04:17 – Anne is born!

00:08:04 – Europe 1949-1951

00:11:58 – Anne charms a boarder guard

00:15:51 – Anne and the Renault

00:19:33 – WWII

00:29:31 – Kley is born

00:31:00 – Getting Married

00:36:38 – Army life in Iran

00:59:47 – Tom & Edie: How we met

01:02:09 – Tom and his pipe

01:03:44 – A Dangerous Privy

01:04:43 – Wedding Gown

01:06:15 – My Sisters

01:11:14 – Army Wife Life

01:15:00 – Tom Retires

01:17:27 – Tom in Vietnam

01:18:54 – Nasa

01:21:04 – Tom’s Hopes

01:28:40 – Tom’s Legacy

01:30:05 – Life Lessons

01:31:40 – Young Couples

01:34:06 – Hopes

01:37:30 – Influence

01:38:21 – My Legacy

01:40:05 – My Faith

01:47:43 – Anne & Kley

1900 Galviston Hurricane ~ Deadliest Natural Disaster in US History

“Through exploring our own sacred stories, we shape the foundations which hold up our future generations.”

 

~ April Bell ― Legacy Video Creator