In 2012 Jean and I started thinking about moving from Arizona back to the East Coast to be closer to our family. As we prepared for the move, we decided it was time to look through the many things we had accumulated over the years.  As we sorted through my office, we discovered we had a large number of pictures and 35mm slides. Since we knew we could not throw them out, we had the slides digitized and I scanned the photos, a task that took several months.

We then started thinking how we could pass on the memories that were captured in these slides and photos. We were concerned that these treasures might just gather more dust and we were searching for a way to make them available to our family and friends. We knew many people use Facebook and other social media sites to share their stories. Even though I have a Facebook account, I was not sure it would be robust enough to tell our story.

In 2013 I started to develop a website where I could display the slides and photos along with written commentary about the past. That first attempt did not work out too well because I was not pleased with the overall functionality of the website tools I was using. as well as my knowledge of them, and I stopped working on the project. It was not until we moved to Tennessee that I started thinking about the project again. I discovered a new website building tool which enabled me to customize the website to my liking. Unfortunately, that company went out of business in late 2016 and I was stuck again. Fortunately, I recently discovered a new website builder that had all of the features I was looking for.

At this point, I have most of the pages created with a slider that contains images particular to the page. If you want to stop the slider, move your cursor over it.

I still need to do a lot of writing to complete this project. If you see a page with words that look like Latin, do not be alarmed; it means I have not completed the writing.

Thank you for viewing our website. Best wishes for good health.

Joe Lestingi

April 15, 2017