Who we are
I was sitting in morning Minyan (a daily prayer service) and “talking” with my mom. She had been gone 10 years by then. We were discussing politics and I knew her point of view - much different than mine, but that’s a conversation for another day. I knew what she was saying, I just could not “hear” her voice. I thought, wouldn’t it be great if I could just push a button and hear her voice. Immediately I realized that ship had sailed. There was no reason we could not have recorded Mom. I worked for RadioShack from 1972 until 1997 and I had great access to all the necessary equipment, but I hadn’t done it. Not for Mom, Dad, or my brother Michael.
It hit me: I could not fix my own problem, but what if we could fix it for other people? What if we could develop a simple system where people could record a message for their loved ones to access after they passed? Where they could simply push a button and hear a message and receive a hug, a smile, a sense of warmth whenever they needed it. Thus began A Sweet Goodbye.