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Gathering and Preserving Treasured Stories for Now and for the Future

 

Some of the greatest gifts you can leave for your family are the story of your life and the stories behind any treasured heirlooms you may leave behind.  Increasingly popular, gathering and capturing this information on paper often leads to valuable discussions with your family now and will preserve the information for future generations.  Your  story helps explain where you came from and how you became who you are. Documenting your life story is also a   wonderful time to reflect about your life and who and what have been important to you.

Imagine what it would be like to find your great grandmother’s life story – to find out not only how she learned to bake bread in a wood stove but also who taught her to tat so she could create those lovely linens someone in your family now cherishes.  Or to read your grandfather’s life story and learn how he purchased his first car and maybe why he decided to join the Navy rather than the Army.

Even if your ancestors didn't leave you such a gift, it's not too late for you to leave this kind of gift for your family. Someday, wouldn’t your great grandchildren enjoy finding out how their grandfather got his first puppy or how their grandmother served with the USO during World War II?  Or how Grandpa’s only playmates on the family's isolated farm were the young Billy goats each spring?  Only you can give your family that gift.  If you don’t capture these stories now, they could be lost forever. 

To learn more about our life story services, please click on the Preserving Life Stories button in the left hand column on this page.  To learn more about our heirlooms book, Our Family Heirlooms and Their Stories, click on the Heirlooms Book button. 

Contact us at apkuentz@aol.com or 210-493-2673