Well it only took me a couple weeks or so to find it, but here is a short video of Berta in Buzzy’s Country Store back in 2008 timeframe.
Although Berta refused to talk in the video, she did give off a nice little smile or two and in her own way seemed to be enjoying herself even if the camera did make her feel a bit uncomfortable. This was one of the very first videos that I ever attempted on the Flip Device that Chief Larry bought for me. Most of the conversation then is about the camera and not Berta. In retrospect wish I had talked more to and about Berta versus the camera and its capabilities.
I am grateful that somewhere along the line, Capt. Jimmy Cullison took over for me and allowed me to pose next to Berta. I’ll give Jimmy credit for doing a pretty good job with the camera as he focuses on Berta and catches her tossing Bruno a treat (00:50 mark.) Jimmy then gave the camera back to me and in retrospect I should have let him continue filming because Carol Norris then smacked me when I tried to film her. I don’t get any respect from these women you know?
You can also tell from Larry’s and my conversation at the very end of this that I didn’t know how to turn the camera off either. However, the video does end appropriately enough showing Berta sitting there peacefully in Buzzy’s having a drink.
Nice to think that Buzzy and Berta are somewhere now reminiscing about old times and sipping a Black Velvet or two or three as the case may be.
Here is the video. Note that that is my former tenant Brian Higby making a cameo appearance at the very beginning of the video. May he and Berta rest in peace.