From Father to Son:
A Lifestory Book
Jerry’s son, Jeffrey, reached out to Studio Saudade because he was looking for a meaningful way to connect with and celebrate the life of his happily retired father. At 43, the stories Jeffrey had heard in his childhood had started to fade and the details had become fuzzy. He wanted an opportunity to clarify events, ask questions, and record his father’s stories in way that would be meaningful for them both.
We arranged an unforgettable day of sharing for Jeffrey and Jerry that was captured on film and delivered in a custom-made LifeStory Book designed to be handed down to Jeffrey’s 16-year-old daughter and kept for generations.
Here is the story of their day together:
At an early age, you began sharing your love of animals and nature in me. It took a number of years for these seeds to grow, and I still find them sprouting in me when I find the beauty of the world in so many different places. I thank you so much for teaching me to wonder about what the world must look like to a bird in flight.
“If you’re able to live and be happy with your life, no matter how much money you have, then you’re successful. You’ve done well. “
— Jerry Murphy
“I learned more about my Dad, but I think the real value in this experience was that he also got to share something with me. I didn’t expect that he would open up as much as he did on camera about his years in the war and before he met my mom. I’m so glad he did. We now have a beautiful story recorded to pass along to our daughter.”