All posts by Mike Stith

My Father Was A Kind Man

by Lorna Harris My dad was born in 1898. His name was Arthur Ritt. He was a wonderful father, but he had a very poor beginning. At 12 years old, he had to go out and work. He drove a cart for the butcher in Highland and went to the countryside in the summer selling […]



Planning a Family History Trip? by Cindy Leonard

I am guilty of probably all of the suggestions I am including in this article. It seems that this past year we have had a number of visitors who needed assistance but were not sure where to find their family information. Please feel free to add to my list and share with us. I don’t […]



Preserving Local Legacy One Story at a Time! by Mike Stith

  Having fun in Highland IL this spring! The Highland Home, an independent living senior community, is hosting an 8 week Legacy Sharing social activity program from One Legacy. We facilitate the sharing of amazing personal stories. During week one, stories were collected about mothers while honoring Mothers Day in May. At the second session, […]



Listen To Your Mother Show Spotlights Local Storytellers!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   – by Ellie Grossman, Laura Edwards-Ray & Naomi Francis, Co-Producer/Directors   –Her newborn daughter was born with a rare physical deformity that would have devastated many families, but not this one. After many surgeries and setbacks over the years, her little girl has fully recovered and today talks openly and proudly about […]