To Our Children's Children: Preserving Family Histories for Generations to Come
Long lives yield many treasures: pictures, keepsakes, property, or savings, the standard currencies of inheritance passed on from generation to generation. But there is another precious legacy, one that is often lost: memories, the closely held images of people, places, and things that are the blueprint of a life. In To Our Children's Children, bestselling author and nationally syndicated columnist Bob Greene and his sister, journalist D. G. Fulford, have created an attractive and engaging guidebook that makes recording a personal hisrory as uncomplicated and easy as writing a letter. A brief introduction sets the tone of fond remembrance, followed by chapters of questions designed to elicit answers that will form the patchwork of a fascinating personal history. To Our Children's Children concentrates on the particulars of life, the basics, askng engaging questions that open the doors of memory, in chapters like "The House of Your Growing Up", "Everyday Life", "Homefront", and more. To Our Children's Children invites us to wander the golden corridors of memory and create for our children and for future generations a written or spoken record that is the greatest gift we can hope to offer - our lives, our memories, ourselves.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - carterchristian1 - LibraryThing
For anyone embarking on a biography of a family member, or of an autobiography this is a helpful guide. The best part are the lists that give specific questions to ask Is or was retirement positive or negative ? What old clothing can't you throw away. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Katya0133 - LibraryThing
An invaluable tool for anyone wanting to write a memoir or conduct a family history interview. This book is geared towards the generation that remembers WWII, but is still useful for younger people. Read full review