A Personal Historian and Life Writing are what? Isn’t that expensive?

A Personal historian is someone who sits with you, listens to you and creates a lasting legacy in the form of a book or video of your life reflections. Life Writing is non-fictional writing that records a person’s memories to tell the story of their life or parts of their life experiences. The cost relates to what you want done. It is like a holiday where you may choose to have a wonderful camping holiday with its special intimate moments or a grand luxury stay at an international hotel. Anyway, how do you value the priceless gift of a completely personalised book on your life that will be treasured for generations?

Life Writing is one of the most dynamic fields of modern writing and is generating a lot of interest amongst people of all ages. The genre is available to all people and can the final product can be as small as you like or as big as you can afford. Usually, although not exclusively, they are private books or videos that will be handed down through generations as perhaps war medals. They also serve to share precious photographs and treasured documents amongst  family members.

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A Life Historian will help preserve those stories she will want to know

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Be known as the family storyteller

Having a storyteller in the family is something future generations will be ever so thankful for.

If this is you, telling a life story and leaving it in a permanent format for others to know and reflect upon, is something that you will never regret. It is the most valuable legacy you can leave your family and is priceless. Photographs are wonderful but they do not tell the whole story and sometimes leave more questions than answers.

You can never know the difference family information will make to people’s lives not only in appreciating their heritage but also understanding the DNA of their personality, character, and relationships.Continue Reading

A Life Story on Picture Theatres

A snippet of my ‘picture theatre’ Life Story

My mother was a young mother in that year, and told us many delightful stories of how my father had courted her in the dress circle of the picture theatre. The picture theatre held a cultural significance in small towns equal to, if not higher than, the role religion and church played – you went to church and you went to the pictures.

Dad or any other date she wooed with her simmering smile and delightful attitude to life, would snake his arm around her shoulders as she munched on the ‘Old Gold’ box of chocolates he had proudly pulled from his pocket. Their eyes never left the safety and security of the fabulous movie star queens that adorned the huge screen.Continue Reading

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A snippet of a Life Story


A Life Story – A Child’s Perspective

‘Finally, something is happening in my boring hometown of Parkes, Central West, New South Wales, Australia.  I have been waiting 13 years and finally a VIP has realised where we are.’   It is the 30th October 1961 and Sister Mary Therese, the head nun at our school, made an announcement.

It was an ordinary day, no different to any other school day. In fact, the year was no different to any other year.  The long hot and boring summer holidays were long gone; Easter with those deliciously warm but not too hot autumn days and those delectable yummy buns was just a memory.  The cold and bitter winter was over and we all survived our blue knees and quivering lips.  The Parkes Annual Show had been and gone and we had the day off school (as usual) to go to the Show. The town closing for the annual Show was the most wonderful thing about growing up in a small country town.  This togetherness and community agreement that the whole town would all go to the Show on the same day even though it was a 3-day event, somehow made the Show more magical than it actually was.

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