VIDEOS

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I have a lot of videos of cavity nesting birds and the cat. In some of them I can hear myself telling Doug to shut up because he's babbling during filming. Unfortunately I don't have many videos just of Doug. However, the few I do have are classic Doug.

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  • Singing in the Rain:. Filmed by Bet while camping in the Gaspe Peninsula. Edited and posted by friend Joe Chapuis of Web Video Zone. I find this one especially funny because Doug was such a manly man. And also because he is wearing a garbage bag. I love his smile at the end. (The snort is me.) When I watch this, I think of the Garth Brook's song, The Dance: "I could have missed the pain, but I'd have had to miss the dance."

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    • The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow: CHOOSE VERSION (depending on your computer and internet speed): BEST (high quality, large file size) | BETTER (good quality, medium file size) | GOOD (standard quality, small file size). Click Here To Download This Video
    • This video is quintessential Doug, although it shows a side of him not everyone was lucky enough to see. I think this "performance" was done when I was bummed because I had lost a whole clutch of bluebird eggs (just about to hatch) to a House Wren attack. He was trying to cheer me up. Maybe it will bring you cheer. Crank up the volume.
      - Bet

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    • New Working Hero: Doug the carpenter, roofer, electrician, landscaper, painter and much more.

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    • Z slide show on YouTube with Doug's favorite song (YouTube) by sister-in-law Tina Gallagher (Bet took most of the photos). From Tina: Doug Zimmerman was indescribably rare: at once sincere, funny, loving, responsible, committed, and incredibly goofy. He will be missed by everyone who knew him, most especially by his family and his wife Bet. The love they shared was a joy to behold. Doug lived life to the fullest, doing what he wanted and having fun along the way. He was an inspiration. Here's to you, Doug!"

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    • Impromptu Geology Lecture: Filmed the same day as Singing in the Rain. Doug was in rare form. As we got to the amphitheater at the campground, I asked him to give a talk. He picked up a chunk of (what he claimed was Iron Bauxite - I have no idea if it really was) and began to blather. Priceless.

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    • New Firewater: Politically incorrect Doug, at "Indian Chair" during a climbing outing with Dale, Bob and a tasty beverage. (The intro image of Doug trying to look Savage was taken on a different outing.) Just 9 seconds long, but classic Z.

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      • Welcome to the Mouse House. Doug and I went for a day hike at a nature preserve with lots of bluebird boxes without predator baffles. Many were occupied by mice. Listen for the girlie-man scream at the end when a mouse jumps out of the box onto Doug (who is not visible in the video.)

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      • Cat Conkage. Doug plays with the cat who is hiding under the sheets. He accidentally conks him in the noggin. Doug's arm was in a sling, as he was still recovering from shoulder surgery.

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      • Doug and snow. Doug called me outside to see the first snow in October 2009. He doesn't say anything while I'm filming - just watches. Probably thinking about having to plow or going ice climbing soon. He is wearing the Giants sweatshirt I got him in 2007 when they won the Superbowl. Followed by some pix of him in the snow.

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    From the Memorial Service on June 12, 2010

  • Grow Old (Along) with Me, performed by Emily John and Elinor Donahue. Doug knew our good friends and neighbors Emily (age 14) for her whole life, and Elinor for 20 years of hers. This was our wedding song.
  • Ashokan Farewell, performed by our famous friend Jeff Davis.
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