Memories of Me: A Complete Guide to Telling and Sharing the Stories of Your Life.
Memories of Me taps into the passion of connecting with loved ones through memory narratives. It empowers hobbyists to create a legacy of family stories and memory episodes through prompts, in-depth brainstorming exercises, writing samples, and just enough writing tips for writers to take pride in their projects.
We all have stories to share with our children and grandchildren. Whether it’s a proud moment, your memories of grandparents, or a lesson you’ve learned, MEMORIES OF ME: A COMPLETE GUIDE TO TELLING AND SHARING THE STORIES OF YOU LIFE helps you put the episodes of your past onto paper share them with loved ones.
This comprehensive guide features
· Simple, down-to-earth instructions to get you started
· Worksheets with in-depth brainstorming exercise
· Examples to spark your creativity
· Writing advice to make your memories shine
Preserve your stories and share them with the important people in your life using the easy tips and advice found in this memory-compiler’s companion!
I love hearing stories about what life was like for my grandparents. My grandma’s brother was killed in Japan during world war 2, and received a purple heart award. My cousin gathered his letters home, spoke to relatives, and researched military records to compile a history of his life. I was so interested to read what was put together about him. I loved reading that he asked for ration cards for extra shoes, stamps, etc.
Since reading this personal history, I began to gather pictures. One afternoon spent at my grandmas house with my children, I began to ask her about the pictures of her as a young woman. Its amazing just asking about them opened up a great conversation. I said, how old were you in this picture? Grandma said,”I was 19 and going to secretary school. I loved that outfit, I made it myself. I wish I would have spent the extra money to get it printed in color.” OK, I had no idea my grandma went to school, that you had to pay extra to get photos in color, and that she could sew her own clothing. All from one photograph.
Memories Of Me is a great comprehensive guide to break down the task of writing down your history into manageable sections and make it seem like a feasible project.
Happy memory keeping!