LIFE STORIES RECORDED FOR ALL TIME.
BUSINESS NAME: Living Legacies
BUSINESS ADDRESS: 13351-D Riverside Drive A number of cities around the world have a Riverside Drive.
In the United States:
WEB SITE: www.livinglegaciesfamilyhistories.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
OWNER: Ellie (language) Ellie - An object-oriented language with fine-grained parallelism for distributed computing. Ellie is based on BETA, Smalltalk, and others. Parallelism is supported by unbounded RPC and "future" objects. Synchronisation is by dynamic interfaces. Kahn Kahn , Louis Isadore 1901-1974.
Estonian-born American architect whose bold monumental designs include the Yale University Art Gallery (1954) and the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas (1972).
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES: One
DESCRIBE YOUR BUSINESS: Families, communities and organizations hire me to record the stories and memories of their eldest ELDEST. He or she who has the greatest age.
2. The laws of primogeniture are not in force in the United States; the eldest child of a family cannot, therefore, claim any right in consequence of being the eldest. members so that future generations will have the details about their ancestors Ancestors
See also father; heredity; mother; origins; parents; race.
an inclination toward old-fashioned things, speech, or actions, especially those of one’s ancestors. Also archaicism. — archaist, n. , their family background, the colorful stories, personalities, challenges, romances and successes unique to their family.
IS THIS YOUR FIRST BUSINESS? Yes
WHY DID YOU START THIS BUSINESS? I love elderly people. I found myself picking them up in the park and drifting to them at parties. I'm a licensed psychotherapist psy·cho·ther·a·pist
An individual, such as a psychiatrist, psychologist, psychiatric nurse, or psychiatric social worker, who practices psychotherapy. and a journalist and have done "life review" with patients as well as first-person stories for the Herald Examiner and the Jewish Journal. A friend who knew of my attraction to older folks told me about the field of oral history, and it just seemed like a marriage of my two careers.
WHERE DID YOU GET THE IDEA? I decided to take what is often done as part of a university project and make it available for individual families. I found a mentor Mentor, in Greek mythology
Mentor (mĕn`tər, –tôr'), in Greek mythology, friend of Odysseus and tutor of Telemachus. , my grandmother-in-law, then some friends' parents. After I'd done a few, I started the business.
HOW LONG WAS IT FROM CONCEPT TO OPENING? Six months.
WHAT DID YOU DO DURING THAT TIME? I created a rather rough video of an older relative as well as a book about my own family history by doing oral history interviews with both of my parents.
WHAT WERE YOUR STARTUP COSTS AND HOW DID YOU FINANCE THE BUSINESS? I used my savings. The initial samples I made cost about $500.
WHO DID YOU RELY ON FOR ADVICE? Gary Shumway, an instructor at California State University, Fullerton California State University, Fullerton, commonly known as CSUF, CSU Fullerton, or Cal State Fullerton, is a part of the California State University system. The University is located in the city of Fullerton, California, in northern Orange County. , in their oral history department. Also video producers and editors who slowly taught me about producing and editing videos.
WHAT HADN'T YOU CONSIDERED BEFORE OPENING? How much time each project would take, and how I would need to raise my rates as I spent more time in each phase of the project -- from interviewing through editing and producing a final written or video family history.
WHAT IS YOUR EXPECTED REVENUE THIS YEAR? As a part-time business for the first 17 years, it ranged from $15,000 to $30,000, but as a full-time business, I'm hoping for at least $80,000.
WHAT GOALS DO YOU HAVE FOR THE COMPANY? To continue to grow so that an increased number of individuals, families and organizations can benefit from our services to preserve the stories and memories of their eldest members. As I reach this goal of more projects and more income, I'd love to have a team of other interviewers, editors and videographers working together in this endeavor.
(color) Ellie Kahn, left, owner of Living Legacies, interviews Tobes Reisel at her home in Sherman Oaks. Kahn will use her notes to create a living memory through a story for Reisel.
John Lazar/Staff Photographer