A Christmas To Remember celebrates life and the human spirit. The location and its lively menagerie of characters were inspired and created from some of my childhood experiences and family stories told to me by my father and grandparents about "the good old days," when the world was kinder...when girls wore dresses and boys donned hats...when times were unsettling yet delightful. My father Daniel J. Harty was born in Barre, Massachusetts on February 26, 1929 an outdoor enthusiast who enjoyed fishing and trapping and was passionate about saving our environment. During one of my visits in 1999 we drove and meandered around his memory lanes of Barre. He stated, "Nothing has changed much from my childhood memories; with the exception of paved roads." Rosie's determined spirit, unwavering faith, incredible endurance and courage brings family, friends, and community together in circle with the sole intention and purpose to co-create and help the Achtmeyers in any way they are able.