Live it up, fill it up!

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The Team at Life & Times are so excited to announce the latest member of our legacy system. Our newest annuary has a fresh, modern cover design and font that appeals to those who still have years to live it up and fill it up! We’ve worked hard to create an annuary that you can be proud to display on … Read More

What we can learn about life from an Agave plant

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What we can learn about life from an Agave plant After wrapping up our first ever International Annuary Day in January, my wife (and Life & Times co-founder) Jennifer and I headed from St. Louis, Missouri to southern Arizona to celebrate the warmth of the southwest, her birthday, and our 10th wedding anniversary – a year and a half late. … Read More

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 … Read More

Overwhelmed this Holiday Season?

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Holiday to-do list

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

The Present Life

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The Annuary, A Gift of Memories

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 … Read More

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 … Read More