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May
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Recording Memories

Posted by Luca Russo on Wed 1st May 2019 9:46am

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Technology has come a long way since I was young. I remember when my grandfather got cancer and was nearing the end of his life. He wanted to leave behind some of his historical memories so my grandmother hired a man to film him. Grandpa was uncomfortable talking about personal stuff in front of a stranger. He didn't get to make things personal, it was just one long video of everything that Grandpa wanted to say. It made things awkward because he'd be recording something for Grandma and it felt like eavesdropping on something private. I remember afterward that it was cumbersome and expense to make copies of the video for everyone in the family. Fast forward to today and I can't help but marvel at how easy technology and this service has made it to leave behind my historical memories and bits of advice. I can use my smartphone or laptop to record my videos and select any date in the future for my loved ones to receive that message. I just recorded a Story Garden video for my wife and it's the simplest thing to do. Plus, I can speak freely knowing that it's a private message to her, not something the whole family, in-laws included, will gather around to see. I think personalizing these videos will help with the grieving process and i"m having a good time making them. I just wish my grandfather could have had this same experience.