Story and Why
Your Life Is Your Story!
Top Family History
& Life Story Sites and Services
major purpose of this web site is to encourage you to pursue
telling your life story, or to preserve the stories of your family and
loved ones. There are many ways to do this (as discussed elsewhere on
this site, especially at How to Tell Your Story).
this page we regularly put into the Spotlight
a "Highlight Site" that provides quality
family history and life story methods, products and services.
for previous Highlight Sites
Life is Your Story"
Have the Talk of a Lifetime
is a national, grassroots public awareness initiative developed by the
Funeral and Memorial Information Council, or FAMIC.
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
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,
The Have the Talk of a Lifetime website
Everybody has a story to tell!
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