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On March 31st, 2016, we contributed this article to AmericasFootprints.com…

Writing Letters to Share Later

stack-letters-447579_640A friend of mine once told me that he had started writing letters to his grandchildren once or twice a year soon after the first one was born. I thought it was a brilliant idea, as I had already begun to realize how difficult it can be to reconstruct special moments and memories after a certain amount of time goes by.

In these letters he shared observations about each grandchild, some family history, stories about his parents and his children, plus random thoughts and commentary on the big events of the current times. He would share them with his grandkids when they became adults… and what a treasure it was to receive those 49 letters spanning 16 years.  Keep Reading…

On February 28th, 2016 we contributed this article to AmericasFootprints.com

There Are No Rules for Sharing Your Stories

No Rules!Is there anyone who has lived into middle age or beyond, who hasn’t at least had the passing thought that “there is something in my story worth preserving?”

Most people find reasons to push the thought aside as something they will do later, and way too often, later never comes.

In a pre-Internet world, that was understandable. Just about all of the options were time-consuming and/or expensive, yet a surprising number of people made extraordinary efforts to pass on their history, their stories, their advice and more.

In the digital world we live in today, it is so much easier to create and share our stories. There must be as many different ways to leave your mark as there are people interested in doing so.

The best part is that there are no rules, which means everyone can find a way to share whatever it is that begs to be told.  Keep Reading

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