What is Your Story?
“… what the next generation will value most is not what we owned, but the evidence of who we were and the tales of how we loved. In the end, it’s the family stories that are worth the storage.”
There’s no one I know who doesn’t like stories, if told in an interesting way. Furthermore, I have never met anyone who didn’t enjoy telling stories about themselves. The telling of stories is embedded into our nature, into our cultures.
The truth is, we each have our own story. It’s unique. It’s informative. It’s personal. It’s important. It’s ours alone. Sadly, all too often most of our stories and memories pass away from this life along with us. My goal and my gratification is to capture them before they fade away, to keep them alive for generations to come. Not only will the narrator feel greatly satisfied and valued in sharing their stories, but families and communities will have a record from which to learn, to connect with and to honour those whose lives have made a difference.
As a personal historian, I will respectfully collaborate with individuals or members of a family or group to work through a process of gathering the stories, transcribing these recorded words and producing an interesting book in the voice of the narrator.
It’s never too late to begin.
Contact me for a complimentary consultation to discuss the options that would work for you.
“The process of recounting my early years to Anne was so meaningful to me and surprisingly so easy. Bringing back many long-forgotten memories of family and my childhood antics was truly a joyful walk down memory lane.”