It's a reliable prediction that 2.3 million Americans will die this year. And they'll carry to the grave stories, life experiences and achievements soon forgotten. In doing so, they'll deny their children, grandchildren, and future generations the joys and inspiration of learning about and preserving the memories of people dear to them. That's a tragedy.
Think about it. You, a parent, or relative, or a friend, spend 60, 70, 80 or more years on this earth. And all that's transpired is gone in a wisp -- unless some effort is made to document things that happened in your original words. That is, in the words of the person to whom they happened.
You can begin the process or help a parent do so by following these seven easily-applied steps.
This article was contributed by Bob Max, founder of Remember Me?, a Family History Documentary Service. For further help and ideas for developing your (or your parents') life stories, visit Bob's site at www.rememberme2.com
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Article Submitted On: January 16, 2001
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