This is the story of a life 90 years in the making, told through the memories of those who know it best.
Michael’s grandmother suffers from dementia, a terrible disease that affects his family in many ways.
Filming his family and listening to them recount the moments they’ve shared with his grandmother left us bittersweet — grateful to have experienced those times with them but upset at his grandmother’s current mental state.
The greatest thing about film is it allows us to step back in time and relive parts we often forget about. Michael always questioned his mother for filming every aspect of their lives, often complaining that “no one is ever going to watch this.” He’s just glad his mother never listened.
UPDATE: it is with our deepest regret and sadness to announce that Michael’s grandmother has passed away. 91 years young, she fought to her last breath. She passed with all of us around her, comfortable in her own bed — not a bad way to go. We love you, and miss you already.
Michael, you have a gift for storytelling and the love that went into this, from all of you, is beautiful to see.
…another video that brought so many tears to my eyes. You are so talented and captured an incredible story for your family to treasure through the generations. My grandmother also suffered from Dementia – god rest her soul – so i can relate in so many ways. Thank you for sharing… [and i still have you on my wedding “want” list – keep you posted]
My own mother is in this same place! We have only just begun!Truly an inspiration ! Thank you!
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Wonderful Story! I agree with Jennifer, you have a gift for storytelling. Pulls at the heart strings. Great job. Inspiring.
Thank you for the kind words — Jen too!
A wonderful tribute. Just beautiful. Well done.
Thank you Simon — she’s a special woman 🙂