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About storiesretoldblogger

I am an Elkhart, Indiana native and became interested in applying video to history when consumer video cameras were first introduced on the market in the late 1970’s. My production company, Stories Retold, specializes in preserving oral history, traditions, and values with video. Primarily interviewing individuals, I sometimes document families, and on occasion document an entire community. My niche is developing a personal relationship with clients which helps me to tell their story just the way they would like to have it told. Everyone has a story worth preserving, and I enjoy discovering interesting stories from people with whom I come into contact on a daily basis. In years to come, these videos will be priceless as they portray original stories complete with visual images and actual voices filled with all the primary material and emotion that was intended to be. I gain a strong sense of personal satisfaction with each completed project whether it involves an individual or an entire community.

US East Coast Drive with Two Cousins: We Meet in Philadelphia

May 6, 2019 Two cousins, one Swiss and the other American, are traveling this time on the east coast of the US discovering more family heritage. Pius App flew into Philadelphia yesterday (May 5, 2019) from his home in Davos … Continue reading

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Memories of the App Gold Mine

When John App (read his blog story here) arrived in Tuolumne County, California in the autumn of 1852, his goal was to find a rich gold-bearing quartz mine. It did not take long for him to find a promising vein … Continue reading

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US West Coast Drive with Two Cousins: in Seattle (Day 2)

July 22, 2017 On this morning’s walk along the waterfront park there were several cruise ships docked, and as I’ve said, they seem to come and go without much detection. The waterfront is a busy place, nautically speaking, and because … Continue reading

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US West Coast Drive with Two Cousins: in Seattle (Day 1)

July 21, 2017 This morning I took a four mile walk north along the waterfront in Seattle through a park. Mount Rainier stands alone as I looked across the harbor in Seattle. Like Mount Shasta it is an active volcano, … Continue reading

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US West Coast Drive with Two Cousins: to Eugene, Oregon

July 20, 2017 Today was a driving day, but as we drove to Eugene, Oregon one of the attractions near our route was Mount Hood. It is an 11,250 foot (3,429 meters) active volcano in the Cascade range and its … Continue reading

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US West Coast Drive with Two Cousins: to Crater Lake, Oregon

July 19, 2017 We left our motel in Redding at 7:15 am today and headed north to Crater Lake in Oregon. Retracing our path from Friday we passed Mount Shasta and what a sight it was. Driving to Redding yesterday … Continue reading

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US West Coast Drive with Two Cousins: to Redding, California (again)

July 18, 2017 My cousin, Pius App, is a “story magnet”, and this is today’s memorable story from our west coast trip. He has a special interest in the USS Zumwalt, a recently commissioned hi-tech naval destroyer, and yesterday our … Continue reading

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