Rules to Live By

Rules to Live By: Actually, I don't like the word "rules."  Sometimes that has a wrong connotation in some people's minds.  However, for lack of a better word--actually I just thought of one...............Principles to Live By.  There, much better! BE KIND.  Showing kindness goes a long ways in this troubled world....
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You Can Put Time in a Bottle

Hi Friends of Legacy, This story was contributed by Tom Cordle, author and songwriter. I asked him to write a press article related to our January Theme which was "Turning over a new leaf". I wasn't expecting to be included in the article but his angle was creative and I think...
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How to Place Text Beside Images

How to Place Text Beside Images
I was recently asked how to place text next to a photo in the story editor. Here's an example of what that looks like and then below you can see the step by step instructions. BEFORE Yesterday I was driving home from the park where I had just walked my two...
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Welcome to the Legacy Stories Blog

Hi Everyone, I am excited to start this blog so we can provide guidance around the website as well as information that can be helpful for preserving and passing on a legacy. Anything you wish to contribute in tis regard will be helpful to all. Look for all kinds of cool...
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How To Preserve Color Photographs - The Basics

One of the most important factors affecting the preservation of photographs are the considerations of storage and display conditions. This includes what they are stored or enclosed in, the area in which they are stored, and the manner in which they are displayed. STORAGE Although the sun and it’s Ultra-Violet rays...
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The Wisdom of Mothers Around the World

The Wisdom of Mothers Around the World
Words of Wisdom My Mother Taught Me – Annie Payne I have always maintained that all mothers were given an imaginary ‘Rules for Mothers’ manual when their first child was born, containing all of those catchphrases that are used daily by mothers around the world. You know the phrases that I...
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It Will All Work Out As Long As....

March 25, 2012. I receive a story prompt from Legacy Stories about my predictions for the future. My thoughts begin to swirl as I think through the infinite possibilities. I dare to write so my thoughts become anchored in time. If I believe in my opinions then this is a way...
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Digital Photo Organizing 101 - Get In The Habit!

Create a Tempoary Holidng Folder on your computer desktop or in your Pictures folder After each photo occassion or at least every 2 weeks download your camera or phone memory card onto your computer in a temporary holding folder named “photos to sort “ on your desktop.  Be sure to double...
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Become Able

Become Able
STABLE OF ABLES You know that you are cap able and reli able , but how many other people know that? How well do you transmit that information?  Part of communicating information about yourself entails a willingness to assess your full Stable of Ables . Being cap able is only one...
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Why Analyse A Post-It-Note? Why Analyse Anything We Read?

Why Analyse A Post-It-Note?  Why Analyse Anything We Read?
  On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Analysis of a Post-It Note   On some occasions, the desire to write things down turns into exercises in analysis.  Some critics would point to his frequent efforts as one example of why Pellek, the...
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Five Things You Can Never Recover

Five Things You Can Never Recover
An old friend sent me an email today, where he lamented about his mother’s recent unexpected death. He, like I, is a personal historian – a professional who interviews living people about their life stories and preserves them for the future as a family legacy. His sorrow was compounded by the...
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Some Essentials For Story Tellers

Some Essentials For Story Tellers
On the road …again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   On Writing a Paper, or a Report, or a Book, or a Post-It-Note   People who having writing chores as part of their job descriptions have to follow certain guidelines when it comes to attaining...
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Technology, Responsibility, and Morality

Technology, Responsibility, and Morality
       Story Prompt:  As you look back, what are the three most incredible changes you have witnessed? I have chosen three areas of most incredible changes I have witnessed in the sixty-seven years I have lived.    These changes are sometimes for good, and at other times not so.  The changes that...
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The Roads I Have Taken

Wishing one could go back in time and relive some part of one’s life is tempting,  but with a little reflection it is easy to see that changin  perhaps even a small decision or action is loaded with unintended, life changing consequences.   The poet Robert Frost made this point clearly in...
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My Ancestors

LEGACY STORY PROMPT MY ANCESTORS ANSWER THIS LEGACY QUESTION: What information do you know about your ancestors that impacts your life today? MEMORY TRIGGERS- Use these memory triggers to help kick start legacy stories about your ancestors. Or, add your own. Where did your grandparents and/or great-grandparents come from? What did...
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