Filming at Passages

Filming at Passages

Last month, we received an AMAZING blessing from the Lord.  We have begun work on our next film project, Breaking The Silence, and in the midst of all of the research, Joseph mentioned how nice it would be to film a Martin Luther Bible.  Around the same time, a friend told me about Passages – an incredible Bible history exhibit that was visiting Colorado Springs.  I looked on their website and discovered that they not only had 2 Martin Luther Bibles, but they also had a replica Guttenburg Press. Guttenburg Press Old Bibles   It all looked great, but the exhibit was almost finished with their time in CO, and it was a long shot to see if we could get permission in time.   Well, to make a short story even shorter, the staff at Passages were incredibly helpful and quick and in a matter of days, we had permission and a date set.   The Press was our favorite.  Joseph dressed up in costume and the helpful staff member showed him how to work it.  Because of the beautiful lighting already in the exhibit, it took us only 2 hours to film both the Bibles and the Press. The footage looks wonderful, but you’re going to have to wait for the movie before you can see it 🙂     In the end, we both wished we had time to view the entire exhibit.  It looked SO interesting and family friendly.  They even had a whole section just for little kids.  They are now finished here in Colorado Springs, but check out their website and see if they moved near...
Graber Family Ancestral Home

Graber Family Ancestral Home

In the seventies and eighties my dad, Lester F. Graber, helped my late Great-uncle Ora A. Graber compile a history of the Graber Immigrants from 1650 to 1984.  I don’t know how he got hold of them, but my Great-uncle Ora obtained some photos of the Graber Family home in Montbeliard, France. “The Grabers settled in the area of Couthenans. These Grabers were quite poor and one John Graber tried to make a living hauling charcoal for a manufacturing plant at Audincourt. The wife was a weaver by trade. The young John also took up this trade hauling charcoal after his father died, and one man by the name of Bardot saw how this young man was so faithful in his fathers footsteps, took compassion on him and asked him to rent his farm to him. This young John said he’s too poor he could not accept his offer but Mr. Bardot finally persuaded him and he took over his farm and was very prosperous and this farm has stayed in the Graber descendants yet to this day, known as the Couthenans home. The picture elsewhere shows how this home has been preserved to this day. The land to till was outside of the city. This John Graber was married to Fan Rich and John was a brother to our ancestor listed herein, Peter Graber, born 1741, died 1805 and married to Mary Rich, who (Peter Graber) was also the first owner of the Mont-Prevoir farm….quite a distance south of the original Couthenans farm and home. “Peter Graber lived at Audincourt and his occupation there was cheese making….this Peter Graber family stayed...