Memories of Me: A Complete Guide to Telling and Sharing the Stories of Your Life by Laura Hedgecock (Review)

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 Memories of Me CoverWe all have stories to share with our children and grandchildren. Whether it’s a proud moment, memories of grandparents, or a lesson you’ve learned, Memories of Me: A Complete Guide to Telling and Sharing the Stories of Your Life helps you put the episodes of your past onto paper and share them with loved ones.

Look-Inside-for-Site-2Inside you’ll find

• Simple, down-to-earth instructions to get you started

• Worksheets with in-depth brainstorming exercises to spark recall

• Plenty of examples to spark your creativity

Writing advice to make your memories shine

Preserve your stories and share them with the important people in your life by using the tips and advice found in this comprehensive guide.

Author Laura Hedgecock

LAURA HEDGECOCK is passionate about telling stories and connecting with others. She comes by that passion honestly; her grandmother, Hazel Crymes, wrote throughout her life. However, her grandmother wrote in secret; Laura believes in sharing.

When she’s not writing, Mrs. Hedgecock enjoys spending time with her husband and two teenage sons (and her Springer spaniel), playing soccer, nature photography, and finding her roots.



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Two Chapter Review:

The first thing that grabbed my attention with the book was the cover. I was drawn to it and actually sat there studying it for a few minutes. The author talks about a treasure chest of memories and the story, or how to, begins with the cover. There is a treasure box of old post cards and letters, and a computer.

As you open the book and begin reading about how to compile your own “Memories”, the items will take on a new meaning for you. They are history in the making, with a little help from us and this book.

The book is set up to make topics very easy to find and the author gives good advice on how to get started from recording your stories to choosing a medium to finding the time to write. You may prefer writing a journal. Some may prefer going digital (computer), while still others may share their stories by blogging. Whatever medium you choose needs to be something you enjoy, helping you continue your process of recording your history. The author generously offers the printable worksheets used throughout the book on a website.

My family tree looks nothing like the iconic oak with its rounded top and  balanced, far-reaching branches. That archetype conjures images of the entire family gathered together, sharing its cooling and protective shade, drinking lemonade or other beverages while the kids climb around above. When you’re trying to trace your ancestors’ stories, though, the experience just doesn’t seem as symmetrical or accessible as the oak’s branches. Roots seem more applicable – hidden, fragile, tangled, and often more than just a little bit dirty.

If you are thinking about compiling your memories, your stories, MEMORIES OF ME, is a good place to begin. It is an easy book to read with clear and precise avenues of beginning your journey. I only read the first two chapters, but I’m impressed with what I see. I can definitely recommend the book.

These connections are the marrow of our lives, sustaining and nourishing us from within. This life-giving marrow of stories and memories should be shared and passed on so that we can fortify our connections to each other and springboard conversations in the here and now. They also allow us to continue to connect, teach, support, and console after we’re gone.

This guide not only provides an outline for you to construct a legacy of written memories to be treasured, but it should also motivate, challenge, encourage, and cajole you as you create a treasure of incalculable value for your loved ones.

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