Tributes & Video Biographies
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Family Memories



  • “The Great Beauty” And The Small Moments In Our Own Lives

    Over the weekend I had the pleasure of watching La Grande Bellezza (The Great Beauty), an epic Italian film in the style of Fellini’s La Dolce Vita, but with more cinematic greatness achieved by the advances in technology since the 1960s as well as a mor...

    Read more  ●  Tuesday, January 14th, 2014



  • “There Is No Present Like The Time”

    Flickr photo:Robbert van der Steeg I was at a Bat Mitzvah this past Saturday and the presiding rabbi gave a sermon on the gift of time. He had seen an ad for a famous jewelry company that depicted a graduate in cap and gown, with a new watch on her arm. The ca...

    Read more  ●  Tuesday, April 5th, 2011



  • 2009 Association of Personal Historians Conference in Valley Forge

    If you follow me on any of the social media platforms such as Twitter (@stefanitwyford) or Facebook, you’ll know that I spent the previous week at the 2009 Association of Personal Historians Conference in Valley Forge Pennsylvania. Having never been to t...

    Read more  ●  Monday, November 2nd, 2009



  • 2013 Resolution – Time to Get That Personal History Done!

    Flickr photo:ßialoipokku 2013 marks the 10 year anniversary of Legacy Multimedia. It will be later this fall and I will commemorate the decade in a fitting manner…. later. Right now, with the new year, and this huge blank slate of time before me, I want t...

    Read more  ●  Friday, January 4th, 2013



  • 2014 Memory Jar Project

    2014 Memory Jar I have been reading about the concept of “Happiness Jars.” In Elizabeth Gilbert’s blockbuster memoir “Eat, Pray, Love” she started a project where she would write down things that have made her happy each day on lit...

    Read more  ●  Tuesday, December 31st, 2013



  • A Tribute To My Mother – Mother’s Day 2012

    This past weekend was Mother’s Day. I had a lovely day with my oldest son and husband. We had lunch and went to see The Hunger Games which I enjoyed. My favorite thing to do is watch movies so if you’re wanting to do something special for me, take ...

    Read more  ●  Tuesday, May 15th, 2012



  • A Triple Header Video Interview

    Over the holiday week between Christmas and New Year, my family spent a week skiing in Utah. We stayed at the home of some good friends who live outside of Salt Lake City and another family from California was there as well. We have known the parents of these ...

    Read more  ●  Thursday, January 3rd, 2008



  • Abundant Living Conference, March 2, Camp Allen Texas

    This past week I was a presenter at the Abundant Living Conference held at Camp Allen Conference & Retreat Center, a beautiful site located in the Piney Woods about an hour north of Houston. This three-day conference gathered some 200 people that ranged in ...

    Read more  ●  Monday, March 8th, 2010



  • Alicia Elkort’s Poetic Memoir Of Our Grandparents – “Apricot Preserves”

    My grandmother used to make these amazing cookies for special occasions. They are called Franz Joseph Cookies and supposedly took their name from the famous Emperor of Austria. I’m not really sure the back story on how my grandma got this recipe but it wa...

    Read more  ●  Thursday, November 6th, 2014



  • Anatomy of an Archival Scrapbook Project

    We are in the process of wrapping up a large scrapbook project for a client that has been such a delight to work on that I wanted to share the project and the process we’ve gone through as I believe many of my readers may have similar such scrapbooks and...

    Read more  ●  Tuesday, January 19th, 2010