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 Your Life helps you put the episodes of your past onto paper share them with loved ones. INSIDE YOU’LL FIND: SIMPLE, DOWN-TO-EARTH INSTRUCTIONS TO GET YOU STARTED WORKSHEETS WITH IN-DEPTH BRAINSTORMING EXERCISES PLENTY OF 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 comprehensive guide. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Laura Hedgecock was born in South Carolina but came to live in Michigan by way of Chicago and Germany. Leaving her career in International Business to be a stay-at-home mom and her association with non-profits led her to helping other tell their stories. Treasure Chest of Memories: How to Capture and Share the Stories of Your Life results from the intersection of Ms. Hedgecock’s experience in genealogy, photography, and scrapbooking, as well as her journey of compiling her own memories. She blogs about preserving and sharing memories at http://www.TreasureChestofMemories.com. REVIEW This book is a great resource for those like me who want to create a personal history but don't really know how to get started. The author starts by talking about what got her into memory keeping and reasons the rest of us might want to do so as well. She goes on to talk about the importance of making writing a part of the routine, otherwise it may never happen. She also shares lots of ideas for different methods and strategies to use in putting together one's own Treasure Chest. There are lots of ideas here that I plan to use in putting together my own memory book, starting with the brainstorming activities.
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