Interviewing Aging Elders

Whether you are a professional caregiver or have finally gotten around to asking an aging relative to share their life stories, be prepared for the unexpected. As enthused as you might be to hear some amazing life experiences, the elder may not be so much.   Young people today are living...
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Memory of the Month

Memory of the Month
Although it is important to sort out and document legacy stories from your past, not all of your defining moments and milestone events happened in your distant past. In fact, you are still making history every single day, mostly being recorded in real time on smart phones, tablets and in social...
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Why Legacy Matters to Estate & Succession Plans

Why Legacy Matters to Estate & Succession Plans
Chart courtesy of Allianz American Legacies Pulse Survey      There is a huge unmet demand to provide a solution that can marry the client’s values with their valuables. Advisors need to know that their client’s life experience, the lessons learned and hard won wisdom cannot be listed on a balance...
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New Program Wins Heart Strings & Purse Strings

New Program Wins Heart Strings & Purse Strings
When it comes to binding the generations of the family, heartstrings are stronger than purse strings.      I had the opportunity to meet Dennis Stack, one of the co-founders of  LegacyStories.Org  at our Tri-Annual Retreat in Phoenix. Formed in 2008, Legacy Stories provides values-based legacy education to consumers and professionals....
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The Making of a Caregiver

The Call      The call came to me in a beauty salon. I was getting prettied up to go out that night to a concert with my husband, Clay Felker, a magazine editor and publisher and founder of New York Magazine "It's not benign", said the caller. "Not benign?" I...
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Last Opportunity to Join I-ASK for your lifetime and receive ALL Benefits

I have been informed that within the next few days,  the Lifetime Membership in I-ASK, and being grandfathered into ALL programs will come to a close for LegacyStories Early Adopters. Your immediate action is requested should you think that you would ever like to have a part-time or full time career...
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Steer Toward The Runaway Truck Ramp

  Steer Toward The Runaway Truck Ramp   Seen at the bottom of page 31, Time Magazine issue of 24 March 2014:     •     Can you make the world better in 140 characters •     or less?  We asked online luminaries for their best ideas.  Tweet your...
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We Know Not The Day Nor The Hour

Keepers (author anonymous) One day someone's husband died, and on that clear, cold morning, in the warmth of their bedroom, the wife was struck with the pain of learning that sometimes there isn't any more. No more hugs, no more special moments to celebrate together, no more phone calls just to...
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SWOT Analysis For Project Planning And Evaluation

SWOT Analysis For Project Planning And Evaluation
SWOT Analysis for Project Planning and Evaluation   Given the number of important ventures that have had difficult births, experienced growing pains, have been marred by youthful indiscretions; and eventually grew into mature institutions that we have finally come to accept; it seems prudent that government and project planners should henceforth...
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If I Had Three Wishes

If I Had Three Wishes
If I Had 3 Wishes As often as I have heard that expression, starting with my childhood, I have never been able to provide an answer.  The inquiry is simple and innocuous enough, “what would you ask for, if you had three wishes?”  Perhaps it was the recognition that such rhetorical...
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Things I feel you should know about me

A. Hmmh. Okay:  Mum was not a willing housewife, and I have struggled with housewifery all my life. It has been a real handicap that I hope I can overcome one of these days!  I surely hope my daughters have gone beyond what they learned from me. B. I have a...
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What I Would Like to Do Over

Wickedness never was happiness. I would not have swiped that tantalizing little tub of Tiddlywinks from the ironmonger's shop of the generous Cunningham family in Golspie. I never let on to anybody and it never occurred to me to brave a return of same.  To assuage my guilt I eventually tried...
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All I Need To Know About Life

All I Need To Know About Life
  All I Need To Know About Life, I Learned From Trees (Anonymous)   It’s important to have roots… In today’s complex world, it pays to branch out… Sometimes you have to shed your old bark in order to grow… If you really believe in something, don’t be afraid to go...
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Novices, Ghost Writers, Editors, and Publishers

Novices, Ghost Writers, Editors, and Publishers
  Novices, Ghost Writers, Editors, and Publishers   Most, if not all, would-be writers are diffident about some aspect of their craft. Even world renowned novelists of the past had their private misgivings about writing well; or even being able to write at all. Writer’s block is a condition that involves...
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Five Principles To Live By

    Five Principles To Live By   1.  Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.  This is the modern language version of the biblical dictum: Love thy neighbor as you love thyself.  We are a human family and our neighbors live close-by; and in other lands....
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Rules to Live By

Rules to Live By: Actually, I don't like the word "rules."  Sometimes that has a wrong connotation in some people's minds.  However, for lack of a better word--actually I just thought of one...............Principles to Live By.  There, much better! BE KIND.  Showing kindness goes a long ways in this troubled world....
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You Can Put Time in a Bottle

Hi Friends of Legacy, This story was contributed by Tom Cordle, author and songwriter. I asked him to write a press article related to our January Theme which was "Turning over a new leaf". I wasn't expecting to be included in the article but his angle was creative and I think...
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How to Place Text Beside Images

How to Place Text Beside Images
I was recently asked how to place text next to a photo in the story editor. Here's an example of what that looks like and then below you can see the step by step instructions. BEFORE Yesterday I was driving home from the park where I had just walked my two...
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Welcome to the Legacy Stories Blog

Hi Everyone, I am excited to start this blog so we can provide guidance around the website as well as information that can be helpful for preserving and passing on a legacy. Anything you wish to contribute in tis regard will be helpful to all. Look for all kinds of cool...
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How To Preserve Color Photographs - The Basics

One of the most important factors affecting the preservation of photographs are the considerations of storage and display conditions. This includes what they are stored or enclosed in, the area in which they are stored, and the manner in which they are displayed. STORAGE Although the sun and it’s Ultra-Violet rays...
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