Recording your life story.
Every life story is important. And recording that story can ensure it lives on. Doing so also helps one put things in order and reminisce about a life well lived. The result is a nice keepsake for loved ones to share. Life stories can include recordings, photographs and even artwork. In some cases, people write a song to tell their story.
In this video, Kathleen Johnson explains the program at Perley Rideau and provides tips on how to create a life story for yourself or your loved one.
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- Ask a family member or friend to help you record your life story. Consider adding photographs, artwork or a special song.
- Here are the twenty questions that Judy Maddren has suggested that are sure to get conversations going around your dinner table!
- Tell one thing that your Mother taught you.
- Tell one thing that your Father taught you.
- What was your most spectacular... fall or tumble?
- What was your favourite present from childhood?
- When did you really get into trouble as a child?
- If you had $100 to give away, who would you give it to?
- If you could have a perfect day, what would be in it?
- Who has been kind to you?
- What is your earliest memory?
- What are you really good at?
- What is the most beautiful place in the world...and why?
- What is your pet peeve...what drives you crazy?
- What was your best Hallowe'en costume?
- When were you first on stage? How did it go?
- What was the hardest thing you had to do yesterday?
- What is the hardest thing about school or work?
- What is your favourite song? Why?
- What is your favourite food? Why?
- What do you think is the biggest difference for children today from when your parents and your grandparents were children?
- What is the most important thing about being a good friend?
- Instructor biographies coming soon - stay tuned!
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