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On Feb 3 2012, Leave A Legacy
Marsha and her Dad

Dad with baby Marsha

More about the “Why” of Marsha and Leave A Legacy.  My Dad, Richard Washnok, is represented in our log by the large star.  He was an entrepreneur as well. For most of my growing up years he was a self employed corn breeder. He was an independent man and independent thinker. I worked for him every summer once he went out on his own.  I learned the expectation of hard work and doing it well.

I developed an entrepreneur mindset from him. The acorn didn’t fall far from the tree and I started out my career as an independent corn breeder as well. I’ll tell how I got here from there another day.  So I have never had a “regular” job where I worked for someone else. When I stopped breeding corn I had to create a business of my own because I certainly wasn’t going to go to work for

someone else in a 9-5 job. That’s a piece of why I started Leave A Legacy.

My father created an expectation of excellence (if one received a C in schoolthat was considered average and average equals failing to my father). I always looked up to my father and wanted to be just like him. He was very fast in his work and I did everything I could to be just as fast. My father always had a big heart when concerned for others. I think I have an even bigger heart as I can get so sappy with clients who are reminiscing, I get drawn into the stories they tell me from their life, and am drawn to tears when working on a memorial DVD slideshow for someone I’ve never met.  I guess he left a pretty good Legacy himself.  Thanks Dad for instilling those qualities in me and thanks for watching over me these last 7 years!

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