We asked folks about legacy and what they want people to remember about them. We’ve shared some of those responses below.

Jim Bachmann | Singer/Songwriter

I often think about the people that have helped me out along the way, whether it be someone that introduced me to someone I ought to know, or gave me an opportunity that maybe I didn’t feel like I was ready for, and how much those kind of things meant to me. I’d like to keep that spirit alive for the next person and try to help them get to where they are going. I’ve always believed in the saying that “rising tides raise all ships.” I think it’s really important, especially in today’s climate, to extend a hand if you’re able and help pull the next person in line along. Read more>>

Mark & Jessica Leonard | Artisans & Owners, Ithaca Sheepskin

We had a customer visit the shop shortly after a trip to Italy. They exclaimed that the store was almost exactly like an artisan’s shop from ancient Rome. Those shops were long and narrow with goods for sale on display in the front, a workshop behind that, and living quarters in the back. This is precisely how our shop is laid out, and while we don’t live in the back, we have a kitchenette and sleeping area where we have been known to nap. The similarities don’t end with the floor plan. The workshop is inhabited by skilled artisans making unique items, with care, one at a time. Folks investigating our wares will be served by the people who made them. In the event that we don’t have the hat you love in your color or size, we will take your measurements and make it just for you. Read more>>

Sasha Knock | Videographer & Editor

Every single person has a story worth telling. Each human being has different experiences that have shaped who they are and the decisions they have made. Capturing those stories with my lens allows me to share the beauty of those stories with the world. It’s why I spend the wee hours of the night (and sometimes morning) editing videos. I’m passionate about sharing stories of triumph, perseverance, love and hope. My hope is that my work captures the voices of others through their words, music, art and brings inspiration to those who view it. Read more>>