Their nephew had the idea – do a Legacy Project and bring his two Italian aunts (one is 85, the other 88) together so they can finally tell their story on film. That way all the kids and grandkids and great-grandkids can hear them. And oh, yes, let’s have a lot of food. So the day came, the two sisters talked for two hours – laughed, cried, reminisced. Then we ate. The calzones were on steroids. The pizza was outstanding. The pastries were dangerously delicious. What a way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Family, food, telling stories, love, and loads of memories. We want to do that for you.
Twice in one week The New York Times printed articles about the work we do here at The Legacy Project USA. This particular article is important to each and every person everywhere because it confirms how important family traditions, stories, and narratives really are to our well-being. The last paragraph of the article states, “The bottom line: if you want a happier family, create, refine, and retell the story of your family’s positive moments and your ability to bounce back from the difficult ones. That act alone may increase the odds that your family will thrive for many generations to come.”
Born in West Virginia, Colleen Plantinga is a Westporter now. Her daughter, Prill Boyle, graduated from Staples High School and is a well-known author, “Defying Gravity” being the title. Listen to Colleen talk about early downtown Westport.