It turns-out that blogger is smarter than I thought, and that I gave it too long a pathname to publish this file. Cutting that down resulted in this getting published at long last.
Today has been a day of getting to it and getting things done. The first thing was picking up my parents' old 8mm films from a service bureau. I had 111 reels of film transferred. They are now on 7 tidy miniDV casettes next to my computer. My brother will pull them into his computer, and then we'll edit them...I'll tell you how it goes.