Home movies of Mervin Jr. and LaVere’s family in Lake City, Iowa (home of Mervin Jr.’s in-laws, Floyd and Helen Curry Wellington) in a variety of domestic and recreational scenes: at home with a Christmas tree; oldest daughter Michèle (likely at age 17) paddling a boat, probably at the Wellington family cabin on Blackhawk Lake in Lake View, IA; members of the family, including Floyd and Helen, Harry and Virginia (Krall) Curry, and LaVere lounging outdoors in lawn chairs and hammocks; and Michèle playing with one of the family pugs. Harry Curry, seen in the lawn chair, was Helen’s much younger brother; although he was technically LaVere’s uncle, they were only a year apart in age and grew up together. Virginia (Krall) Curry, dressed in the red shirt, was his wife.
This film was found in a Walgreens box, with inside flap dated April '68, though the footage on the reel is more likely to date to 1965. Box was addressed from Floyd Wellington (father-in-law of Mervin Jr.) and therefore may not have been shot by Mervin Jr.