Why Preserve a Life Story?

Capturing and preserving a Life Story is one of life’s greatest accomplishments. Rudyard Kipling once said “If history was taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.” It is important for us because we don’t fully know who we are until we know where we came from.

“Our mission is to help someone tell their story”

What This Means For You

For someone to tell their story, and for you to see and hear them tell it, is a very lovely thing. In our opinion, we learn who we are by listening to those who came before us, and these stories will live on for generations to come. It is an incredible gift, and for the storyteller it is a powerful way to leave a lasting legacy.

When to Do It

There is a deadline for capturing someone’s Life Story, and it will be apparent when it is too late. Now is a good time to launch your project. Please allow us to help you preserve a loved one’s story… maybe even your own.

How We Do It

A great story begins with asking personalized questions and in a setting where the storyteller feels most comfortable… usually their home. Each story is custom-tailored by adding context and richness with photographs and music.

Life Story Samples

Please browse a few of our story excerpts to get a “feel” for our style.

Personal Stories

Personal Stories

A memoir, biography, or legacy is the heart of what Stories Retold is all about... helping people tell their story.
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Family Stories

Family Stories

Stories of how families keep together through memories, traditions, and values. We really don't know who we are unless we know where we came from.
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Veteran Stories

Veteran Stories

Very personal stories from those who served in the military.
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Testimonials

Here are just a few convincing reactions from those who believe in the power and the value of story preservation:

Eight life-long friends (in their eighties) from high school meet together and narrate a slideshow of themselves:

In tears, “Thank you so much for doing this for us. At our age all we have left are memories!”
     Nancy S.

Regarding a World War II soldier interviewed by his grandson:

“I have watched the video of dad and son 4 times now and still can not see it thru tears! I love what you did! I am so pleased with the 16 minute video I can not wait to see the whole version. The video is priceless to me. We have posted the video for family to see and the feedback is incredible. This video is exactly what we wanted. Words can not do me justice with a simple thank you, just know it’s from the bottom of my heart! Dad was able to view the video. He walked down to the office at the retirement center and asked one of the girls to pull it up. He said he was very pleased also. My son called me from college and told me to log on, I could hear his excitement in his voice! He also is very pleased.
Once again, thank you for taking the time on such short notice and fulfilling this family’s dream!”
     Sincerely,
     Suzie W.

Interview of a member of the local Italian-American community:

“I want to tell you that my wife and I just watched the video you made with me and you did a superb job. You put that together so nicely in a good, cogent, and logical arrangement and my wife and I enjoyed it very much. I’m sure our children will treasure it as well as our grandchildren, so thank you so much for putting that together. It’s just a wonderful thing and I hope that we have the opportunity to work together again.”
     All the best and thank you again,
     Richard T.

Interview of a Vietnam War soldier:

“My husband enjoyed talking to you on veteran’s day. He’s very proud of his video!
Also, I just watched the Harrison Street Documentary (Our Italian Neighborhood) video preview and still have tears in my eyes! Please let me know when it’s available for purchase. Can’t wait to see the whole video!”
     Marty R.

Pricing

Each story is designed especially for you including the main interview, photographs, music, and your choice of media.

Memoir Package:
Up to 15 minutes of final video – starting at $275

Biography Package:
Up to 30 minutes of final video – starting at $595

Legacy Package:
Up to 45 minutes of final video – starting at $950

Please contact us for:
Raw interview footage only, or interviews in excess of 45 minutes

Contact Us

Larry App

Larry App

(574) 848-9284  or use the form to send us an email