my father passed away in 2003, I was
blessed that my work travels frequently
took me home to visit him and my mother.
One day it occurred to me to set up
my video gear and interview my Dad.
Now, that was a bit of a novel idea!
out that we both enjoyed the experience
so much the first time, when we
talked about my father's childhood,
not too much time passed before
Dad, himself, asked if we might
do it again. We did, and that second
time he wanted to talk about his
experience serving our country in
World War II.
"Each time I interviewed
him, questions sprang to my mind that
I never would have thought to ask in the
midst of casual conversation over the
kitchen table. And, thanks to those questions,
Dad was prompted to return to times in
his life which he recalled with great
fervor and much affection.
"When my father
died, I remember taking comfort from those
videotapes, but it took me a while before
I was ready to actually watch them. I'll
never forget the day that finally happened.
As soon as his image flickered onto the
television screen, I was caught completely
off guard by my reaction. It was like
he was right there in the room with me
again. As I watched him talk, a wave of
emotions and recollections passed through
me. Honestly, I cried and I laughed and
I felt so very close to him again. I've
watched the tapes, now safely transferred
to DVD, many times since then, and the
feelings are always the same. For a moment
or two, he's back with me again.
this experience with others many times
and there's not a person who doesn't understand
the value of what has become The LEGACY
DISK idea. When you make this small
investment in time and money, you'll not
only be "keeping the memories alive,"
but also you'll be making new memories
and achieving a special closeness with
the ones you hold most dear. It's our
privilege to capture and preserve this
important occasion for you and it is my
promise that we'll do so in a manner with
great respect, dignity and integrity."