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Your Life is Your Story, Issue #120 – Who Is Your Personal Historian?
October 23, 2014
"Your past is your story up to now. The future is the story yet to come. The present is where you live with that experience, your hopes and your dreams."
Your Life is Your Story Newsletter
October 23, 2014
Issue #120 – Who Is Your Personal Historian?
From Tom Gilbert – Editor and Writer, www.your-life-your-story.com
In this Issue:
Opening remarks: Connecting the Dots
Featured Article: Who Is Your Personal Historian?
Featured Resource: Association of Personal Historians
Opening Remarks: Connecting the DotsI often am surprised by coincidences. The connections between events in my life and the world is often like a fun little game of connect-the-dots.
It was 29 years ago, in 1985, the Kansas City Royals were in the World Series. My wife and I married in July of that year and my family members from Kansas City came out for the event.
This summer, 29 years later, I attended the wedding of my nephew. He’s my sister’s son and he’s lived in KC all his life. My sister lived there many years, moving west to Albuquerque two years ago.
The connections: the last time the Kansas City Royals were in the World Series was 1985 and they are finally back in it this year (against the San Francisco Giants). My wife and I married in 1985. My nephew married this year just outside of Kansas City. Dots connected.
How about you? Are you connecting the dots?
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Featured Article: Who Is Your Personal Historian?By Tom Gilbert - Copyright © October, 2014
One of the greatest regrets we could have would be to fail to know the stories of our loved ones. Family members, especially elders, are a treasure trove of information. Sometimes they don’t think so, but everyone has a story to tell. If nothing else, you have the story of what it is like to live in the time period of history that spans your life. Stop for a minute and consider all the amazing changes our world has gone through in just the past 50 years. We’ve had an incredible cultural and global expansion. Just as the Universe continues to expand, so, too, does information, knowledge, technology, diversity and spirituality.
Featured ResourcesAssociation of Personal Historians
The Association of Personal Historians is an amazing group of life savers. What I mean by that is there are over 500 members who are preserving life stories or assisting others in preserving the personal history of real people like you and your family members. Everyone has a story worth preserving. Saving those life stories so that future generations can learn and appreciate them is a worthwhile goal. Members of APH work as interviewers, writers, videographers, oral historians, transcribers, book producers and a variety of other specialized categories. What they all share in common is a passion for saving the stories of people, families and even organizations! I’ve been a member since 2003. I have been immensely helped in my work and education through this organization and members. You might be looking for a professional to help you. Or perhaps you are interested in working in the field of memoir, life stories and personal history. Consider joining APH. Tell them Tom Gilbert sent you. Get details here.
Closing InformationThat’s it for this month’s issue. Thanks for reading. Be sure to visit our blog regularly, and here’s to telling your story. Do give it some serious consideration because I just know you’ve got a great story to tell! Be sure to see the Get Started section.
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Until next time, – keep your story alive!
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