Dale Says

June 29, 2006

Retirement Party

Filed under: Retirement Party — Dale @ 2:28 pm

My brother-in-law retired as a pilot from Southwest Airlines last week, and we were fortunate to be included in his last flight (from Chicago to Oakland).  As we taxied down the runway after landing, fire trucks sprayed a water bridge over the plane, in a traditional tribute on a pilot’s last flight.

Fortunately, we had friends on the ground in Oakland who took photos of the event, and of the party following the landing.

What a great opportunity to create a DVD with the photos and his favorite music!  This event will be preserved forever.

June 21, 2006

Public Health Nurse

Filed under: Profile — Dale @ 5:42 pm

Yesterday we interviewed Christine MacKensie.  She is 98 and a retired Public Health Nurse.  We didn’t know what that was, but she filled us in on it.  She was really a pioneer in the field of Public Health Nursing, having started in it in the 1930s, in Utah and California.

Public Health Nurses don’t treat patients directly.  Instead, they advise local doctors and governments how to protect peoples’ health through sanitary water and sewage, immunizations, educating pregnant women, etc.  As you can image, there wasn’t much of that in the 1930s, and she had to blaze a lot of trails.

Christine helped set up programs all over the western US and Asia, including living and working in Thailand, Taiwan, Japan, etc.  Quite an adventure for a single woman in those days.

Today, she’s 98 and in excellent health.  She walks without a cane or walker, doesn’t wear hearing aids, and lives on her own.  She’s a remarkable person!

June 13, 2006

Family Interviews

Filed under: Family Tribute — Dale @ 2:53 pm

A friend called the other day and said she wanted us to interview and video tape her great-Aunt talking about growing up.  The aunt is over 90-years-old, and the caller wanted to preserve the aunt’s stories for her children and grandchildren.

This type of project is very low cost and very effective.   We work with the interview subject, ask them what type of questions they would like to be asked, and even supply them with a list of questions ahead of time, if they so choose.   The total cost of a professional, edited video of this type can be as little as a couple of hundred dollars.

Contact us for more information.

June 7, 2006

Preserve your Vacation Memories

Filed under: Travel — Dale @ 11:13 am

Do you have a terrific summer vacation planned?  Now you can preserve it forever with a professional documentary video.  Use your photographs or videos — add music and/or commentary.  We’ll help you put together an affordable, memorable video that you will enjoy for many years.

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