Aging in the Willamette Valley Interview

ON January 1, 2019 I was interviewed by John Hughes, host of Aging in the Willamette Valley.  We talked about the services I offer with My Beautiful Life Story: "Life is busy. If arranging your photos & preserving your stories has been on your to-do list, there is no time like the present to make it happen. Memories, like photos, fade away, and time is fleeting. Photo albums that weren't archived can damage images, and memorabilia, slides, and images stored incorrectly can become a real mess to salvage."

My services preserve photos, memories, and stories for children and grandchildren who may not know the stories behind the pictures.

Zoe

Zoe

Founder My Beautiful Life Story

At age six, Zoe rode her first two-wheeler into the world, discovering the stories, photos and secret hearts of her neighbors. She’s finally gone back to her roots, collecting stories, organizing photos, and making new friends on her journey.

Homer Speer’s Living Memory Book

"LIVING MEMORY BOOK"

VIDEO BIOGRAPHY AND MONTAGE

As the Speer Family West keeper of family history, Homer's photos dated back to the before the turn of the 20th century. After organizing the photos and slides, they were scanned to preserve them.

I taught Homer how to use his software so he could label, rotate and order images on his own.  Once he was satisfied with his project materials I helped Homer stitch his digitally labeled still photos into several video montage. He had selected music to accompany some of his finished slideshows which was added to the montage if he desired.

 Homer's vision and Zoe's expertise made  his dream possible. He tells how in this video.

Today we have the opportunity to leave  our children and grandchildren and all our family a permanent story of our lives.  This is the first time in history that this is possible. Instead of just pictures we can literally share with them what our life and times were like.

I can't imagine how great it would be to have had all my grandparents be able to do what we can do today.  

I can only imagine what it would be like to have my grandpa leave me story of what it was like to live and experience what they experienced during and after the civil war.  

With the help of My Beautiful Life Story, I have been able to do that now for my family.

Together you and I have created a "LIVING MEMORY BOOK".  That is what has happened to me. That’s what you have done for me.  

I enjoy being able to see ALL Of my historical family photos and the videos we created from those photos from the comfort of my computer and even on my SMART TV.  With your help, my last few years have been some of the most enjoyable of my life...Homer Speer Jr, Banks, Oregon

Zoe

Zoe

Founder My Beautiful Life Story

At age six, Zoe rode her first two-wheeler into the world, discovering the stories, photos and secret hearts of her neighbors. She’s finally gone back to her roots, collecting stories, organizing photos, and making new friends on her journey.