Afraid

Afraid
Afraid She came up behind me, silently, stealthily and full of mad malice. I was 21 years old, full of brisk, confident starched efficiency, my attention focussed on the ward dinner box which had just arrived from the hospital kitchen. I rummaged in my uniform pocket for my keys, aware that...
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Twitterpated

I have to say it is a fact Most folks are mighty queer Especially as regards those things That fill us full of fear   I’ve done a thing or two in life You might regard as tough, Like childbirth minus any drugs Admittedly, ‘twas rough.   My knees both shook...
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Funny Mistake In Front Of Many People

It was one of those mornings. I'd been up since 2:30, filling in for the regular morning news anchor. I had that "2:30" feeling around 8am, and I just wasn't focusing properly. I was in the middle of a cut-in, which is a quick 4 minute news update with a brief...
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Magnificent Seven

Magnificent Seven
Mom and Dad had seven children. I am the only girl and the second to the oldest. In birth order: Jim, me, Bill, Rick, Dan, Sam and Glen. Dan and Sam are twins. There is less than an 11 years difference in age between Jim and Glen. Glen has been calling...
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The Wise Ones

    One of our local community agencies started a program for students called Los Sabios.  In English, that means the wise ones or the ones who know.  The objective of the program was to provide a "wise" mentor for a student.  Most of the students who were chosen for the program...
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Helping Children

Helping Children
The volunteering story I'd like to talk about today includes many other people. When I say this, I mean sometimes it takes the help of many to reach your ultimate goal of helping others. In my case it involves gathering, making, dressing, decorating, teaching and loving the people and cause for...
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Legacy letters

Legacy letters
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My grandparents...

I am continually in awe of my four grandparents.  One, the daughter of an immigrant, fluent in two languages and baker of the world's best pies.  Another, a Lieutenant Colonel in the US Army and veteran of World War II and Korea.  A flapper and feminist who could play a mean...
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Lesson 6- Marketing

CERTIFIED LEGACY ADVISOR TRAINING- LESSON 6   MARKETING OVERVIEW This lesson will provide the marketing foundation for your CLA business. Once you understand the marketing basics and how to help people get started with the Legacy Matters Program, you will be able to pursue any of the programs we have developed....
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I knew him for only a few hours, but his strength inspires me to this very day

He was a slight man, maybe 5'6", with a thin beard and short dyed hair. He took awkward steps when he walked, and his skin was tightly wrapped around his bones, as though only a step away from resembling a Holocaust victim. He was clearly in great physical pain. He strained...
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Greetings

Hello everyone. My name is Mark Garay. I am new to this site.  I was a broadcast journalist for 20 years, before venturing out on my own to create a company dedicated to preserving family histories and memories. I create broadcast quality documentaries for my clients. I build video stories around...
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Lesson 5 I-ASK Affiliate Program

Lesson 5  I-ASK Affiliate Program
CERTIFIED LEGACY ADVISOR TRAINING- LESSON 5   I-ASK Affiliate Program OVERVIEW As discussed in Lesson-1 it is important to establish a trusted CLA referral network in your local area. As an advisor you'll need them to perform services you may not be able to. Additionally, working as a team will compound...
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Early Ancestors

Two of my earliest ancestors that I could identify were Cassie Williams and her daughter, Phillis Smith. As the story goes, Cassie Williams was one of three slave girls in Georgia. Although I haven't been able to verify this story, or her country of origin, our family has been able to...
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Susan's Special Club

Susan's Special Club
Legacy Story Prompt: Describe a life-threatening close call that happened to you. Are you familiar with the cartoonist Gary Larsen? He made one superlatively funny cartoon in which two deer are standing in a forest, one bearing the image of a target/bull’s-eye prominently affixed to his body. The other deer says,...
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Learning Something Beautiful About Death

    It never occurred to me that I would actually pray for my father to die.  But watching someone suffer from cancer brings changes to people.  Especially if the person suffering is someone we love.     When my father had a lung biopsy which revealed that he had lung cancer, he...
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Module 4- Website Functionality

OVERVIEW The Legacy Stories living history library is much more than a place to preserve and share personal and family history. It is a resource center for all things legacy. It is where you can connect with clients on a purposeful level. And it delivers the magical moment when clients experience...
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Module 3- Pict-Oral Recording Techniques

INTERVIEW AND RECORDING TECHNIQUES   The Recording Process CLICK THE ICON ON THE LOWER RIGHT CORNER OF THE PLAYER TO VIEW FULL SCREEN REVIEW POINTS Be prepared and properly set up Fresh batteries for recorder and scanner Get comfortable in the quietest spot Select "Legacy Photos" from a series Use the...
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Module 1- Mission and Roles

Module 1- Mission and Roles
MODULE ONE MISSION AND ROLES Click on the black tab in the center of the flip book to view in full screen.  Living Legacy Project Preserving Vintage Photos & Media Preserving Keepsakes and Heirlooms Download Videos As an I-ASK CLA, you can use any of these videos for legacy education and...
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If I Could Change Ethnicity

    If I could choose an ethnicity to be born in, I would definitely ask to be born a Polynesian!  In my experience there are three  main reasons I would choose this.  First, the people are the most warm and loving I have ever known.  They care.  There are no attachments...
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Let's Go Shake The Mango Tree

Let's Go Shake The Mango Tree
  On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Let’s Go Shake The Mango Tree   Mango cubes in his breakfast cereal were more tastebud satisfying and aromatically pleasing than sliced bananas ever were. It took decades of taste testing, mixing of ingredients, and...
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