Saturday, March 29, 2008


As I have spoken to groups at retirement homes, I’ve met of a number of people who are writing their memoirs. At a meeting about services for older citizens, I recently encountered two individuals who also help older people with documenting their life stories. This is a great practice to leave a legacy for one’s offspring as well as a good mental exercise. When my mom could no longer see to write, I interviewed her over the phone to write down her recollections. I wrote this up and gave a copy to my kids. I know I wasn’t that interested in my parents’ stories until the time my wife and I had our first child. Something about the step forward made me more interested in where I came from.

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