Signer: Hubbard, Willis (1913)
Title of film: An Address at the Tomb of Garfield
Number of segments: 32
ASL English Segment
PRESIDENT, gs:ALL(rt-to-ctr arc), FEMALE~FANCY, MALE(rf)~FANCY, 1P-IX-PL HERE ON H-A-L-L-O-W-E-D G-R-O-U-N-D, HAPPEN+ MUCHMr. President, ladies and gentlemen, we are on hallowed ground for a momentous occasion.5
DET-IX-PL DEAF GATHER HERE FROM pn:AMERICA THERE+++(rt-to-lt) HERE (glitch) FOR HONOR(bow) MALE~cl-d:B(height) THREE SPECIAL ONE fs:OF 1P-POSS-PL M-A-R-T-R-Y-R-E-D P-R-E-S-D-E-N-T-S AND FRIEND 1P-POSS-PL TRY+ PROGRESS++ IMPROVE SCHOOL HELP DEAF.We deaf people are gathered from all corners of America to honor one of our martyred presidents and a friend in our efforts to improve the education of the deaf.6
J-A-M-E-S A G-A-R-F-I-E-L-D 3P-POSS LIVE FULL LIKE HAPPEN++ FROM cl-d:B++(small-height) POOR GOING SUPERIOR+ RESPONSIBILITY MUCH.James A. Garfield's life was a full, meaningful life from humble means to greater and greater responsibility.7
3P-SELF(rc) LEARN+ SCHOOL TO MUCH DEGREE FROM W-I-L-L-I-A-M-S C-O-L-L-E-G-E.His education took him to an advanced degree from Williams College.8
FROM-THEN-ON 3P-SELF(rc) OUT~GO-AWAY(-to-lt) TEACH+, CHANGE ARMY GO-AWAY(2h) WAR.From there, he went on to teach, and then into the military.9
DURING WAR END, 3P-SELF(rc) OUT~GO-AWAY(-to-rt) HAVE IX(shoulders,2h,ipsi_contact)~STARS SHOW A B-R-I-G-A-D-I-E-R G-E-N-E-R-A-L.When the war was over, he left the military as a brigadiere general for his efforts.10
FROM-THEN-ON 3P-SELF++(rt) GO-TO(-to-lt) PICK-FROM(ctr-to-lt^) IN C-O-N-G-R-E-S-S.He was subsequently elected to Congress,11
DURING 3P-SELF HAVE DUTY MANY+ OTHER+ IN C-O-N-G-R-E-S-S, 3P-SELF REMEMBER(int) LEARN(lc) SCHOOL(lc) THING(lc) PROGRESS.Although he had many responsibilities and commitments, he never forgot about the importance of education.12
DURING TIME-PERIOD THAT(1h), COLLEGE IN pn:WASHINGTON-DC HAVE PROBLEM+TROUBLE, 3P-SELF SUPPORT HELP INFLUENCE MAKE MANY PEOPLE AGREE(lt) FUTURE(dn,lt) COLLEGE(lt) ESTABLISH(lt) ON(lt) STRONG(lt) CONTINUE(lt) UP-TILL-NOW~NOW(lt).When our college was in dire straits, he provided the support we needed and influenced many others to make a commitment to sustain ongoing support for our college and thus established a firm foundation for its survival.13
PRESIDENT OVER-ALL 3P-SELF(false-start), PRESIDENT OVER-ALL 3P-SELF PICK-FROM+(ctr-to-lt) THINK~GOAL PRESIDENT The president(false_start) He campaigned for the office of the Presidency of the United States.14
END WIN, DURING IN-FRONT-OF MALE(rf)~FEMALE(rf)~PEOPLE MANY+ THOUSAND cl-p:44(watching,-to-lt) LIKE(1h,-to-lt), After he had won, he stood before thousands of interested observers,15
3P-SELF gs:SWORN-IN(1h) BECOME PRESIDENT pn:AMERICA, 3P-POSS(lt) DO(lt) FIRST gs:WHAT, 3P-POSS(rt) LOVE OLD MOTHER gs:SIT(lt) pose:embrace-and-kiss-cl:S(head_lt) The first action he took once he was sworn in as President, was to embrace and kiss his beloved elderly mother.16
THAT(1h) DO MAKE~DISTRIBUTE MALE(rf)~FEMALE(rf)~PEOPLE pn:AMERICA FEEL(bs:bkwd,int) CRY(bow)That act moved the American people to tears.17
FROM-THEN-ON 3P-SELF(rt) RESPONSIBILITY DUTY PRESIDENT DO.He then began to carry out his Presidential duties.18
DURING BECOME TIRED FUTURE DECIDE OUT~GO-AWAY(-to-lt) REST COLLECT STRONG. One time, when he decide to take a much needed respite,19
3P-IX(rt) BODY(rf)~STRONG, HAPPEN MOMENT SEEM(2h) BLINK, 3P-IX(rt) BECOME cl:AA-to-BB(stricken,rt) pose:lay-there SUFFER-PAIN HELP 3P-SELF(rt) CANT+.When he had recuperated it happened, and in a moment he was fighting for his life with no way to help himself.20
1P-IX-PL KNOW~STAY EIGHTEEN~HUNDRED~EIGHTY~ONE, SUMMER AFTER LONG SAD, FULL FEEL~HEAVY(int).We all remember the long, sad, heart-wrenching summer of 1881.21
3P-IX(rt) IN HOUSE SAD(rf) THERE(lt) DOCTOR TRY CAUSE(-to-rt) BODY(rf)~STRONG(rt).The doctors were doing everything they could to bring him back to health.22
FEMALE~MARry(false-start) 3P-SELF(rt) AGENT TRY, 3P-POSS(lt) FEMALE~MARRY FAVOR+(rt).His wife leaned forward and kissed him.23
FEMALE~BABY YOUNG LOVE FATHER.His young daughter gave him a hug.24
FUTURE PEOPLE ALL-OVER NATION IN FEEL~NERVOUS BALANCE THERE-HON(rt) H-O-P-E, THERE-HON(lt) F-E-A-R DAILY cl:B(pendulum-swing)Soon the entire nation was anxiously awaiting, their hearts daily swinging as with a pendulum between Hope and Fear.25
FUTURE CHANGE++.Soon things changed...26
DET-IX(rf) FUTURE PEOPLE ALL~ALL-OVER LIVE HOPE++(anxiously), Then, they waited in hopeful anticipation,28
BUT LAST 3P-IX(rt) BRING(rt-to-ctr) FROM(rt) HOUSE~WHITE(rt) THROUGH(-to-lt) cl-p:44(in-2-rows,dn_lt) THERE(lt) cl-p:BonB(lined-up-on-ea-side-of-road,lt) MALE(rf)~FEMALE(rf)~PEOPLE HUSH~QUIET CRY+(1h).But, at last, he was brought from the White House, through the shaded lanes, people lining the streets quietly weeping.29
3P-IX(lt_dn) gs:WAVE(-to-rt) GO(l-hand,-to-lt) TRAIN H-O-S-P-I-T-A-L T-R-A-I-N gs:ARISE IN BRING+(ctr-to-lt) ACROSS(lt) COUNTRY(lt) TO(lt) WATER(rf)~cl-d:55(ocean) E-L-B-E-R-O-N.He waved weakly as he was brought to and placed on the hospital train and transported to the coastal town of Elberon.30
ALL(int) CAN DO, DO END.They did all they could till the end.31
SMALL FROM-THEN-ON LITTLE-BIT MALE(rf)~FEMALE(rf)~PEOPLE KNOW+ 3P-IX(rt) pose:nod 3P-POSS(rt) HOUR++ FEW END.The people then knew that he had but a few hours remaining on this earth.32
NIGHT DARK, PEOPLE SLEEP gs:NOTHING LISTEN gs:RING-BELLS KNOW gs:OH-WELL 3P-IX(rt) GO-AWAY(rt^) TO 3P-POSS(rt) GOOD(rf)~PRAISE++In the still of the night, the people could not sleep as they heard the death bells toll, and they knew that he had gone to his reward.33
AMONG MALE(rf)~FEMALE(rf)~PEOPLE NATION(int) FEEL~GRIEVED SORRY, ANY SORRY~MOST+ THAN PEOPLE DEAF gs:NOTHING (neg).Among the Americans who mourned, none mourned more than deaf people.34
DEAF ALL PAY(2h,ctr) MAKE 3P-POSS(rf) SHAPE~BONE~SCULPTURE cl-i:SS(place-statue-to-lt) IN(lc) COLLEGE(lc) CRUCIFY(rf)~CHURCH(lc) STILL(lc) NOW(lc).The deaf contributed from all over to erect the sculpture of him which stands at the college chapel today.35
TIME-PERIOD NOW 1P-IX-PL GET-OPPORTUNITY AGAIN N-A-D COME HERE HONOR(bow) GIVE 1P-POSS-PL (false-start) KNOW~STAY 1P-POSS-PL FRIEND AND MALE~cl-d:B(height) NOBLE. Thus, the NAD now takes this opportunity to pay homage to our friend, this noble man.36