Like a tree without roots

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  “A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.” -Marcus Garvey, Civil Rights Activist, 1887-1940   There is a reason we use the phrase family tree. Our ancestors are our roots. Our children and great-grandchildren are the branches. I was able to witness this firsthand a few weeks ago. This …

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Overwhelmed this Holiday Season?

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Overwhelmed this Holiday Season? For some people, these words bring a smile and joy to their hearts.  For others…dread.  I fall somewhere in the middle.  I love the beauty of a snow-covered yard, the cheeriness of a twinkling Christmas tree.  But the hustle and bustle, the stress of finding that perfect gift, knowing you’ll have to put up with long …

Get your Affairs in Order!

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You’ve heard the saying before: “I need to get my affairs in order,” when talking about preparing for death, but what does that really mean? Today, we are inundated with all sorts of third-party providers to live our lives. From insurance, healthcare, financial providers to our digital life online, we have information spread all over the place. Well, it doesn’t …

My Mother’s Memories

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My Mother’s Memories From Jennifer Wade, co-creator of the Annuary. My mom isn’t very sentimental. She is loving, generous, and enormously helpful to those around her, including me. But she’s always been more into simplicity than sentiment when it comes to storing things. She’s never kept a diary or written a detailed family tree. Last year, I asked her to …

The Annuary, A Gift of Memories

The Present Life

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This is a guest post from Connie Hendricks over at The Present Life. Recently I had an opportunity to visit with the creators of the Life and Times Annuary, a book for recording a lifetime of memories.  I think this book would make a wonderful gift, and I wanted to find out more about it.  So here is my Q …

VULNERABLE IS BRAVE

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Research professor and author Brené Brown said it best, “vulnerable is brave.” Sometimes life is a little bit less than graceful. We stumble, fall short, or crash and burn. Pain can build slowly over time as an immovable truth becomes more clear, or it can strike quickly out of the blue. We humans have enormous, soft, beautiful and courageous hearts. We use …

David McCullough and Ken Burns talk about digital media.

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As a historical documentary filmmaker, I have had this angst -this worry- about how I would do this job in 50 years, when there aren’t letters to one another, there aren’t photographs available because they are stored on old media, or password protected (no locked) in the cloud. How do we tell your stories if we don’t know who you …

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Mothers, Grand Mothers & Great-Grandmothers

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All mothers have a unique story to share. If you have kids of your own, you’ll understand that being a parent is quite the adventure! Raising kids is not for the faint of heart. Decisions, sacrifices and that never ending battle with the piles of laundry are what most mothers are facing on a daily basis. If you are reading this …