Joseph Francis Bottita (1919-1967), WWII veteran, was a rifle marksman with Co.B 38th Infantry, 2nd Div
Write the story of your life. Someone will be looking for it.
I wish I had my grandparents' stories. My mother's father, Vincent, arrived as a boy through Ellis Island, painted houses, owned a pizzeria (where my parents met) and lived a modest life; he died when I was 9. My father's father (Joseph Francis Bottita, pictured at left) was a WWII rifle marksman, came home wounded but safe, but died of cancer at 48—two months before I was born. Reading their life stories is no longer possible—at least not the first-hand accounts; but how great it would be to read the story of their lives from their perspective—in their own words. I feel as though my grandfathers' legacies are partially hidden from me; as though I know only pieces of their pasts. They are in some ways like ghosts to me.
A life story is a gift to yourself: A gift of reconciliation; of resolve. It's also a gift to family and friends—a legacy of your life and times. I hope you'll join us as you explore the time of your life. — Mark Bottita, Life Story Workshop
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Mobile Life Story Workshop, South Bend, Ind.
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(1-Day, 2-Day, 5-Day Programs)
We bring our Life Story Workshop program on the road--to your group or facility. Our flagship educational program, the Mobile Life Story Workshop is an interactive, hands-on, theme-driven workshop lasting from 1 to 5 days. Fun, educational, rewarding. Workshops are comprised of: 1) Group Lecture; 2) Story-Sharing; 3) Individual Reflection and Writing; 4) Instructor Feedback and Peer Interaction. Fun, educational, rewarding. Details
Professor Bottita has taken a challenging subject which I expected to be dry and spiced it up to make it interesting. As a student, veteran, father, husband, and soldier, I was pleased to observe the professor challenge young students to think more deeply about their lives. His level of professionalism is a credit to the university and department — Student, Indiana University South Bend
Why We're Better
- Not a Website-only company - No 3rd-party ads or offers - Professional experience - Guided programs
Couldn't I write my life story on my own? You could write your life story on your own, but look at all the benefits awaiting you when you join us to write it in our guided live group setting, or guided self-paced program.