Every year, on our birthdays, my parents would go all out. Birthday surprises in our house were everything! In this family footage, shot at our third family home on Lippé Street in St. Laurent, a borough in Montreal, Quebec, you can see Heather with her siblings and parents celebrating her seventh birthday. It was December 28, 1977 – three days after Christmas – so Heather always received double the presents every year! 1977 was also the same year that her sister, Hazel, broke her arm – you can see her wearing a cast on her left arm.
Item consists of a Black-Canadian family’s home movie featuring a blindfolded child being led to a birthday cake and blowing out the candles with her family by her side. The footage also features the family sharing kisses in front of a birthday cake and bringing presents to the birthday girl.