Writing your family legacy

dads-younger-brother1Who doesn’t wish their grandparents had bequeathed a large box of old love letters, diaries, journals, and photographs to fill the gaps in our family history?¬†Our life stories are the most valuable legacies we can leave our loved ones. In this month’s Michigan Prime, I offer a few tips on how to start recording your own family stories — where to look for them, how to get them organized, how to use photos and objects to trigger memories, and more. The story also includes a sidebar on where to take my memoir writing classes this fall. (Or visit the “Workshops” section on this site.)¬†Flip to page 4 to read my column in the online edition.

Artwork shown: “Dad’s Younger Brother” by Douglas La Ferle

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