Ways of keeping the family tree alive – Memoirs
Recently, I have thought about how I can keep my family tree alive, so my children, grandchildren and extended family and friends can hear about my stories, life experiences and hopefully find some wisdom in my words to remember me by.
I believe my legacy is important for all those closely connected to me, in the past, present and future relationships. So, I’d thought, a personal memoir can be fun, therapeutic, and a valued treasure for my friends and family.
William Faulkner provides a simple explanation of how important memoirs are:
Memoirs – The Past is never dead, William Faulkner
Each relationship we maintain and build in our life is valuable and beautiful to share with loved ones and more importantly, provide them with a lasting memorable keep sake gift – Your own recorded memoirs, in your own words, in your own voice, in your own personal style.
Were you lucky enough to have grandparents, that you loved dearly tell you the same stories over and over again? At the time, you’re probably thinking to yourself, ‘here we go again!’ My grandad used to tell me the same stories, that admittedly made me smile every time. He used to say “Did I tell you about the day at the railway, when I..” before he could finish, I would say, “Yes, you have told me that one, granddad”, then we would laugh together.
What I would do to hear those stories being told by him again. Jay Kesler puts my emotions in these lovely words:
“Young people need something stable to hang on to — a culture connection, a sense of their own past, a hope for their own future. Most of all, they need what grandparents can give them.” – Jay Kesler
Are you ever intrigued about your parent’s childhood and life in general? Do you have times when you ask lots of questions, but then forget minor detail, for example where they grew up, what school they went to and how they met their life partner!
Wouldn’t it be just great to be able to hear these stories, anytime, anywhere and share them with your own loved ones?
Their stories might seem boring and rambling now, but some day when they’re gone you’re going to wish there was a way that you could relive these memories. You may even learn a few life lessons. – Stories4life (2016)
Do you have children or nieces and nephews? Do you ever just think – ‘wow, where did time go?’ Children experience so many different adventures along their life journey – some will turn into distant memories, or even completely forgotten. Wouldn’t it be fantastic, to have these adventures recorded to remember always? Making moments memorable is a priceless gift in life.
Friendship is one of the most important relationships in life. If you are one of the lucky ones, who has had many experiences, adventures and travelled near and far, then it is just as important to keep these memories safe and alive!
When you have been traveling and visited all those amazing places, made friends and gained life experience, you want to recall the times over and over again. Yet, as time goes by, the years pass by, these travel stories, adventures talks become less and less often – soon becoming distant memories, sometimes even forgetting some places and happenings.
These exciting memories are not to be forgotten or misplaced in the memory bank – Stories4life can help you keep all those wonderful times alive…
By recording your own personalised memoirs. A keepsake gift for you and loved ones.
- How Stories4life Can Help You With Your Memoirs.
Stories4ife specialises in personalised, voice recordings via their online recorder. The recorder is on the website www.stories4life.com, simply select Memoirs, make payment and record your memoirs.
Stories4life professional editors clean up the original recording, taking away all mistakes and adding in music to enhance the recording. The finalised recording is placed on a Stories4life CD and is luxury gift-wrapped. Stories4life also send the MP3 Version (Optional) so you can listen to the memoirs on your phone device, iPod, or computer, car.
Stories4life believe in keeping your family tree alive! Keeping memories alive
- DIFFERENT WAYS TO RECORD MEMOIRS WITH STORIES4LIFE
- INDIVIDUAL RECORDING
- FAMILY RECORDING (Group recording)
- GUIDANCE RECORDING. – For example, if a child would like to record a part to add to the memoirs, they may need a bit of prompting – the child can repeat after the adult and the Stories4life editors will edit out the guides voice.
- GIFT VOUCHER – Do you have a friend who has been traveling? What better gift, than a chance to record all of those magical moments.
Someone’s special birthday? Give them a gift of a lifetime – A recording experience, they will never forget – a keepsake gift for life.
“My dad recorded his timeline – Memoirs, using Stories4life. The editors at Stories4life did an amazing job. I can honestly say, it is the most thoughtful, meaningful gift I have ever received. I know will always be able to hear my dad, anytime, anywhere” , (Sam Johnson 2016).
Reading someone’s memoirs is good
Listening to someone’s memoirs is special
It feels real, as if you are sitting there with them
Living their dream or experience with them.
Record a Memoir – make your moments memorable