Hello everyone. My name is Mark Garay. I am new to this site. I was a broadcast journalist for 20 years, before venturing out on my own to create a company dedicated to preserving family histories and memories. I create broadcast quality documentaries for my clients. I build video stories around grandpas and grandmas, mothers and fathers, notable citizens recognized for their service to the community and for companies who want to recognize employees who are retiring or have received awards. My website is at:
I felt blessed to have connected with Dennis, because what he and Tom are building mirrors what I have been trying to do on a much smaller scale for the last 4 years. I believe (and it has been my experience) that a huge challenge lies in convicing people that their lives are valuable and interesting, no matter their backgrounds or challenges. The first documentary I created was a 25 minute piece on my grandfather's life story. ( There is a shortened version of that documentary on my webstie homepage ). I have committed myself to Legacy Stories and have set the following goals.
1. To help this noble effort through my experience in storytelling, and seeing through the vision of making this website an important part of peoples' responsiblity to their own future generations
2. To gain knowledge through the good people associated with Legacy Stories, and to share tips and ideas
3. To represent the emotional and informational power of storytelling through video
I'm proud to be a part of this. And I hope to build relationships here that will make normal, average, salf of the earth humans happier in the future by helping them to capture their own past.
I look forward to meeting you all.
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Mark, You are correct in that it is difficult to helping see that they have made a difference. No life ever lived has not had an effect on others! But by telling the story, each of us can see more clearly what that effect has been. Good to meet you.
Welcome to the movement! We are so proud to have you join us on this journey. This is such a large task but knowing there are people like you out there makes the team stronger, thanks for helping.
My best to you, Christine
hello mark I want to welcome you to the legacy family your efforts are what we want to do for everyone. please add me as a friend and we can share our history before it's time for us to go you know where.
thank you John. I must admit that since I am new here, I'm trying to figure out my way. I'm embarrassed to say this, but I can't find your friend request. I've checked me Inbox, My profile and even YOUR profile, but I can't figure out how to become friends.
Welcome Mark, I am already proud to have made your acquaintance. Every one has and needs a purpose, our mission will be helping them to see and know their's.
Hi Mark. I wonder what the problem is with John's friend request. You should've received an email in your regular inbox or junk mail. That link should take you to the place to approve his request.
In your profile there should be a little red flag showing above a tiny icon. Click just below the flag and it will take you to the actual request. The other way is to click on "Find" tab and search for john then add him as a friend. Good luck and welcome. It's nice to have another great story teller in the fold. We'll be looking for more from you.