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Reta's Legacy Book

pages from Reta's Legacy Book

Here we show four pages from the Reta’s Legacy Book made for my Grandma Reta Washnok. Created at my Leave A Legacy studio in Denver.

Reta was about to celebrate her 95th birthday and I thought it would be nice to create a “Legacy” project for her.  I asked all the aunts, uncles and cousins to contribute photos and captions for a special project for her.  About 700 photos were contributed.  It was quite a chore to organize them from all the different sources and keep their captions with them. Once I organized them all on the computer it was pretty simple to create the book (about 140 pages). I also created a DVD slideshow with the photos so that they could play it at her big party.   I used a photo of her with some of her flowers to decorate the front of the disk.  I attached the DVD to the inside of the back cover of her book.

It turned out to be quite a project but an invaluable one as well. I made additional copies of the book for her to give to her children.

It is a challenge for me to do any work at my studios for my own family but I squeezed it out between deadlines this time.

Note that the happy little baby in the red dress is me….Marsha (Washnok) Knackstedt…from just a few years ago.