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Local Author Encourages Everyone to Capture Their Memories
вЂ¦ Before ItвЂ™s too Late!
On Tuesday, December 1st, 2nd and 3rd, Lynda Fisher will be presenting four workshops on the importance of legacy writing. A Logan, Utah resident, Ms. Fisher is the author of Your Legacy, Your Life and I Wish You Happiness: Creating an Ethical Will for the People You Love.
According to Ms. Fisher, everyone has a story to tell, but often theses stories arenвЂ™t shared and, consequently, children and grandchildren are left with unanswered questions about their ancestors. вЂњWhile tracing your genealogy is an important task, itвЂ™s our ancestorsвЂ™ stories that make them really come alive to us.вЂќ
In her workshops Ms. Fisher will help attendees examine challenges some people face when writing their memoires, and offer solutions to overcome them. For example:
1. Not enough time.
2. DonвЂ™t feel their life is interesting.
3. Not a writer.
SheвЂ™ll also shares ideas to help jumpstart your legacy writing activity. Fisher says she is passionate about legacy writing and wants to help others catch the вЂњlegacy writing bug.вЂќ
A business entrepreneur since the 1980s, Ms. Fisher became interested in legacy writing five years ago when her mother passed away, leaving behind a wealth of life stories. вЂњSome made me laugh, others made me cry, but all provided great insight into the person she was. I soon realized those stories were my motherвЂ™s legacy,вЂќ she says.
Ms. Fisher soon found that some of her friends werenвЂ™t as fortunate. One friend, Maureen, said her daughter came home from high school one day and asked her to tell her about grandma and grandpa. Sadly, her parents had both died in their early 50s and there were no family members left from that generation and no stories. Today, Maureen is convinced of the importance of legacy writing and is committed to capturing her life stories for her children and grandchildren.
According to Ms. Fisher, itвЂ™s important that people share both their good and bad memories. Life lessons are learned from the difficult times we endured. вЂњThe strength we exhibit during those times can give hope to our posterity when they experience their own life trials.вЂќ
Ms. Fisher reminds us that our legacy is not just the wealth we pass on to our family members, it is the life we have lived. вЂњStories about your life are truly a gift your friends and family members will cherish forever.вЂќ
Workshops will be held at the following locations:
Topic: WhatвЂ™s Your Story?
Times: 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Location: Logan Library
255 North Main
Topic: Your Life is Your Legacy
Time: 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Location: Legacy House
330 E 1400 North
Topic: WhatвЂ™s Your Story?
Time: 10 to 11 a.m.
Location: Pioneer Valley Lodge
2351 N 400 East
North Logan, UT