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This week’s collection of blog postings by members of the Association of Personal Historians asks us to think about some of the most important ‘things’ in our lives as well as our own mortality.

Sarah White of True Stories Well Told shares a guest post from a memoir writing salon student in Living Until I Die.

“I’m dying. Not right now, nor tomorrow probably, but someday. We all are dying. From the day we are born, we begin life knowing that someday we will die.” (continued)

Dawn M. Roode of Modern Heirloom Books asks us to consider different options for our ‘stuff’ in The Tyranny of the Family Heirloom.

“Maybe it’s true that “nobody wants your parents’ stuff,” but before you donate their things, tell the stories of your family heirlooms, preserving your memories.” (continued)

Pam Pacelli of Verissima Productions shares a personal story of an heirloom that held a family secret in Things That Matter: The Secret of the Silver Cup.

“The ornate silver cup had been handed down to my husband at his birth, inscribed with his name and birthdate. When our son was born, we added his name and date of birth. But the baby cup had a previous owner.” (continued)

 

Are you an APH member with a recent blog post to share?

For instructions on how to submit your blog post to the APH Blog Round-Up, please contact me at Shannon@ShannonStallone.com.

To find a personal historian in your area, please visit the Find a Personal Historian page on our website.

 ~APH: The Life Story People~

 
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Shannon Stallone

Shannon Stallonejoined the Association of Personal Historians in 2014 and began her business as a Personal Biographer providing services to the San Francisco Bay Area. She spent more than twenty years in the social services field working with individuals with developmental disabilities and the elderly. This work not only enhanced her listening skills but bolstered her belief that everyone truly does have a story to tell.
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