“They burn a history book at every funeral.”
My father shared that with me about a year before he passed. Fortunately, I had written Humble Homesteaders, the book about my parents, a year earlier. In writing that book, I have come to appreciate 4 important lessons.
First, it gave them an opportunity for my parents to tell their complete story, from childhood on through their senior days. Each individual story explained their perspective in a way that explained who was important to them, what they did as well as how and why they lived the way they did.
Second, it allowed me to ask questions that I had neglected or had not had the opportunity to ask before. Too often we are so busy living that we don’t ask obvious questions.
Third, writing their book helped me understand those stories in a fresh way. We change as we become parents and grandparents so we see our parents differently.
Fourth, this project was a gift to my parents. The gift was not just the printed copy but also the assurance that their lives mattered and that they made a significant difference.
Fifth, the published book will provide a way for future generations of our family to enjoy my parent’s stories, learn from their experiences and understand the legacy they have received.
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Process for Writing Your Legacy Book or Video
Creating your Legacy Book or Video can be completed in 16 weeks if you are prepared, diligent and proactive.