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I taped my Mom talking about old family photos

Sunday, February 09, 2020

I taped my Mom talking about old family photos. I am so happy I did that! Of course she is not with us anymore.

Here is some info about saving your own information.


a workbook to save facts about your life for posterity:

In Story of My Life: A Workbook for Preserving Your Legacy, Sunny Jane Morton has worksheets and writing prompts to help you get started preserving your own memories—even if you don’t think you’re a writer. Here’s a list of topics to consider writing about for the future generations of your family tree. Not all apply to every person, but they’re adaptable to fit your unique life:

Your full name and when and where you were born
Your siblings’ names, and when and where they were born
Your parents’ names, when and where they were born, what they were like, the kind of work they did, special memories about them
The same for your grandparents and great-grandparents, if you knew them
How your parents met
Your childhood: the games and books you liked; your hobbies, sports and activities; where you went to school; favorite and least favorite subjects in school; what you wanted to be when you grew up; your chores around the house; trouble you got into
Your high school years: school subjects you excelled at and struggled with, sports and activities, jobs, friends and dates, learning to drive, how you got along with your parents
Your college years, job training, and/or transition into working life
Experience serving in the military
Adult relationships and/or how you met your spouse

there is more to this list in the workbook.

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