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1
1950s Snowstorm
1950s Snowstorm
Del Sletten with sons Marc and Matt playing in the snow. Based on the size of the children, it appears to be the late 1950s. 
 
2
1956 Sletten Christmas Gathering
1956 Sletten Christmas Gathering
Clarence and Amanda Sletten are surrounded by their grandchildren with Clarice and Russell Noorlun entering at the end of the clip. This gathering was in Albert Lea at the home of Del and Illena Sletten. 
 
3
Baby Matt Sletten
Baby Matt Sletten
Matt looks like he is about three months old here, so it was possibly taken around Thanksgiving 1958. 
 
4
Birthday Cake
Birthday Cake
This video is too dark to make out exactly who the birthday boy is, but towards the end there is just enough light to see that it is a small child eating birthday cake with his hands, a tradition for a first birthday. 
 
5
Christ Episcopal Church in Albert Lea
Christ Episcopal Church in Albert Lea
Christ Episcopal Church located at 204 W. Fountain Street in Albert Lea, Minnesota. 
 
6
Christmas Dinner 1954
Christmas Dinner 1954
Christmas Dinner 1954 at Del and Illena Sletten's house. 
 
7
Christmas Eve 1958
Christmas Eve 1958
Christmas Eve 1958 at the Sletten home in Albert Lea with the Smith family, Kate Henrichs, and Clarence and Amanda Sletten. 
 
8
Christmas Gathering
Christmas Gathering
This video segment seems to be two (or more) clips that were filmed one after the other. They were obviously filmed the same day and time. Apparently the camera changed hands which can be seen in the change of the perspective.

The video starts with Del, Beverly, and Clarice standing behind Clarence and Amanda. Then we see Illena holding Val,… 
 
9
Del and Illena Sletten Wedding
Del and Illena Sletten Wedding
Following their marriage ceremony, Del and Illena Sletten enter Bethany Hall at First Lutheran Church in Albert Lea, MN and cut their wedding cake. 
 
10
Del Sletten Painting the House
Del Sletten Painting the House
This movie of Del painting the trim on the house on Will-O-Bruce is quite dark considering it was taken outside. 
 
11
Donkey Farm
Donkey Farm
There are a lot of unknowns in this video of a donkey on a farm. The location, the date, and the identity of the man are all unknown. 
 
12
Elizabeth Jane Berg Memorial Video
Elizabeth Jane Berg Memorial Video
Best sister, wife, mother, grandma, and friend out there. Love you forever and always Grandma.

November 21, 1944 - February 24, 2018

Berg (Bennett), Elizabeth “Jane” age 73 - beloved wife of LeRoy Berg was called home on 2/24/18 to be with our Savior. She loved her family dearly and is survived by LeRoy Berg; children Becky
Niederluecke… 
 
13
Henrichs Gathering
Henrichs Gathering
A gathering of the Henrichs family at the Sletten home in the mid 1960s. People included are: Illena Sletten, George Henrichs, Ben Henrichs (white shirt), Bud Henrichs, David Henrichs (arms folded), Marc Sletten (walking), Benjamin Henrichs (wearing dark glasses), Clarice Henrichs (red bow on dress), Judy Henrichs (blonde hair), Inez Henrichs… 
 
14
Illena Sletten as a Bridesmaid
Illena Sletten as a Bridesmaid
This video features Illena, apparently returning from a wedding where she was a bridesmaid. Del and Marc also make an appearance. This may have been when her friend, Donna Haugland, married Harvey Brua on 12 Aug 1956. 
 
15
Marc Sletten
Marc Sletten
Marc Sletten playing in the mud in their yard at 208 Will-O-Bruce in Albert Lea, MN. Possibly taken in the spring of 1956. 
 
16
Marc Sletten on Swing Set
Marc Sletten on Swing Set
Marc Sletten playing on his swing set, probably at their home at 208 Will-O-Bruce in Albert Lea. No idea when this was taken, probably in the late 1950s. 
 
17
Marc Sletten Opens Christmas Gifts
Marc Sletten Opens Christmas Gifts
Marc Sletten with his Christmas presents on Christmas Day 1956. 
 
18
Marc Sletten's 2nd Birthday
Marc Sletten's 2nd Birthday
Marc Sletten blowing out the two candles on his birthday cake. 
 
19
Marc Sletten's 4th Birthday
Marc Sletten's 4th Birthday
Marc Sletten opens his gifts and blows out the candles on his birthday cake.
 
 
20
Marc Sletten's Second Birthday
Marc Sletten's Second Birthday
Marc Sletten on his second birthday with his parents, Del & Illena Sletten, and his grandparents, Clarence & Amanda Sletten and Kate Henrichs. 
 
21
Marc the Mower
Marc the Mower
Marc Sletten with a toy mower. This was probably the summer of 1956. 
 
22
Matt Sletten
Matt Sletten
Del and Matt playing in the yard. This looks like it is from the spring or summer of 1959. 
 
23
Matt Sletten Comes Home from the Hospital
Matt Sletten Comes Home from the Hospital
Matt is going home from Naeve Hospital in mid-August 1958. The nurse is holding him with Illena standing next to her and Marc walking around them. 
 
24
Matt Sletten's Baptism Day
Matt Sletten's Baptism Day
This looks like Matt's baptism day, since he is wearing a gown. Blanche Wuerfliein is holding him and Jimmy Wuerflein is sitting in the adjacent chair. A couple is sitting on the couch and Clarence is holding a baby. The baby probably belongs to the couple. Marc also makes an appearance.

Can you identify the couple and baby in this movie? 
 
25
Outdoor Time
Outdoor Time
Matt is having some outdoor time with his mom, Illena, and big brother, Marc, in their yard at 203 Will-O-Bruce in Albert Lea. 
 
26
Phil Sletten Baptism
Phil Sletten Baptism
Phil Sletten in his baptismal gown. 
 
27
Phil Sletten on the Rocking Horse
Phil Sletten on the Rocking Horse
Phil on the rocking horse that has provided two generations of Sletten children with painful memories. 
 
28
Philip Sletten's First Haircut
Philip Sletten's First Haircut
Philip Sletten gets his first haircut, from his father. Summer 1964. 
 
29
Sletten Family Christmas 1964
Sletten Family Christmas 1964
Christmas 1964 looked like a good year for everyone! We still have the wooden mailbox. 
 
30
Sletten Family Desk Set
Sletten Family Desk Set
This desk set served the Sletten boys for many years and was apparently new for Christmas 1958. 
 
31
Small Child Playing
Small Child Playing
This video is very dark. We are not sure who it is, but it is a little tyke playing with something on the ground. Whether it is outside on a sidewalk or inside on a carpet is disputed. 
 
32
Storm Clouds in Albert Lea
Storm Clouds in Albert Lea
This must have been an awesome sight to behold. There is no doubt about why Del tried to capture this moment, although we don't know precisely when or where this was taken. 
 
33
Uncle Martin Tells the Frog Joke
Uncle Martin Tells the Frog Joke
Uncle Martin telling the frog joke at the Berg Reunion in Sartell, MN on Saturday evening, 21 Apr 2018. 
 
34
Wedding
Wedding
This wedding video seems to be in reverse order with scenes of the reception meal followed by the wedding party walking down the aisle after the ceremony.

The people, location, and date of this event are all unknown. 
 


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