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See How Capture Life Stories Began
My name is Barbara Lee Sherf. I worked as a print and broadcast
journalist for over a decade and continue to write for a variety of publications. In recent years I have been capturing life
stories in print, audio, photo slideshows and DVD.
It all started after capturing my father’s life story in print and co-authoring a book titled “Cowboy Mission: The Best Sermons are Lived...Not Preached.”
I told people about the book, they would say, “I wish I had done that
with my ____________.” So I decided to help folks capture their family
history and legacy.
I have captured stories in the
form of a framed over-sized article, a booklet, a book and on DVD. I
feel this is a gift I have and sharing my gift with others has been
fulfilling, and is perhaps my legacy to leave.
In November, 2013 I was able to tell his story in DVD format for his 85th Birthday. This is 13 minutes long. Watch now!
Still I wish I had done it five years ago. Read my blog.
Below: A Family Conversation with John "Jack" Whittaker and his
family sitting around the kitchen table. It was a Father's Day gift to
Barb Sherf interviewing (the late) Lula Pidcock Mohr on the
porch of the one-room schoolhouse in Bucks County. (Click on the image
to watch the 22-minute film)
I wrote that morphed into
the book and this business.
Listen to a 30-minute interview on Blog Talk Radio Philadelphia Inquirer Columnist Kevin Riordan is quite the storytell
Right is the story about how I almost didn't go through with the video due to my father's dementia. Warning: tearjerker. Get the Kleenex out.
Below is an updated story in the 12/27/13 issue of the Springfield Sun.
Gift Certificates Available -Truly Give the Gift that Keeps Giving
Guaranteed or your money back! Capturing Life Stories (pet stories, house histories, you name it) is a gift that will continue to give to the entire family throughout the year and for generations to come. Print, DVD and Web-based stories are available. Please e-mail
for sample rates. We are willing to work within any reasonable budget!
Right: Click here
to see and listen to the last chapter of the book I wrote with my father that Inquirer columnist Kevin Riordan videotaped and wrote about. Capturing my father's story in the form of a book for his 80th Birthday started me down the trail toward this business.
RATES: Every project is different and we will work within any budget. E-mail CaptureLifeStories@gmail.com to get a sample rate sheet. Discounts for print and video combination packages.
- Legacy planning
- Small group workshops
- One-on-one interviews
- A product to fit every budget
- Over-sized articles, musical slideshows, booklets, books and DVDs
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