Below are brief excerpts of video biographies documenting life stories, life lessons, memories, and business histories of Homegrown Histories clients.
"History cannot give us a program for the future, but it can give us a fuller understanding of ourselves, and of our common humanity, so that we can better face the future."
Robert Penn Warren, Author, Poet
Maureen tells the origin stories of works of art that have hung in her home, some for over 50 years, that have special meaning to her and her family. Here she describes a particularly important piece in her collection.
Joanie describes her father's antics on the day of her birth and shares a few memories from her childhood.
The Dominican Sisters of San Rafael celebrate their 170th anniversary. To see the film in its entirety please visit their YouTube channel at https://youtu.be/sAf3IYQfStw
In light of the global pandemic, I offer interviews via Zoom, like this one I conducted for the Dominican Sisters of San Rafael. Although nothing can replace in-person connections, this is a fine alternative for the time being!
Sister Gervaise recalls childhood memories with her brother, classmates, and learning to skip with her mother.
Natalie recollects her time as one of the only female medical students in her class in the 1950s.
Barbara tells us about how she met her husband and describes their wedding day.
Andrea describes her grandparents and what they meant to her.
Tayo shares what he misses most about his father.
Amy describes details about her early life and how she met her husband, Tayo.