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Have the Talk of a Lifetime is a national, grassroots public awareness initiative developed by the Funeral and Memorial Information Council, or FAMIC.We need to talk. All of us. Family members, friends and communities. We need to have a talk to share our values, lessons and what is really important.
National Family History Month is every October. That is a perfect time to get together with a loved one, preferably one with a fair amount of life experience, such as a grandparent or elder, and Have the Talk of a Lifetime.
One of the wonderful ways to do this is by having a meaningful talk. Connecting generations through family history includes sharing stories about your ancestors, understanding where your families have lived over time and the various stories about their lives, values and experiences.
You talk about everything. You share the big events and small victories. But there’s one conversation you probably haven’t had: it’s time to have the talk about how you want to be remembered. It can make the difference of a lifetime.
Sharing stories with those who matter most isn’t just important today; it will be especially significant when it’s time to commemorate a life.
Part of the promotion of this important family history initiative includes events in select cities around the country. On October 15, I (Tom Gilbert of Your Life Is Your Story) participated in an event in Santa Fe, New Mexico. I shared some about my life and especially taking up distance running in an "Adult Show & Tell" style presentation. I also talked about the importance of sharing family stories and we used the conversation cards with great life story questions. The event took place at The Montecito Senior Living Center(500 Rodeo Rd., Santa Fe, NM 87505), a very nice retirement community and assisted living center. The event wass facilitated by Avista Cremation and Burial.
Social media is also highlighting this initiative to promote family history by sharing stories and having heart-to-heart talks. Visit the dedicated links on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and LinkedIn.
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Everybody has a story to tell!