Have you thought about your life story? Can you think of moments or people who have changed you and shaped you into the person you are today? Have you had an opportunity to share your story with family and friends?
While it can be daunting trying to figure out how to best share your precious life moments there are a variety of tools available to help you get started.
Talk of a Lifetime
Developed by the Funeral and Memorial Information Council (FAMIC), Have the Talk of a Lifetime helps families have conversations about things that matter to them and how they want to be remembered. There are a number of resources available to start and save the conversation, including checklists, conversation starters, family tree activities, recipe guides, etc. Depending on what you are looking for, there truly is a resource for everyone.
Jessica Grann, NGL’s Assistant Vice President & Director of Corporate Communications recently wrote about her experience having the talk with her parents. Had she not sat down with them for the Talk of a Lifetime, she never would have known about her great-grandmother baking pineapple upside cakes and letting her father sneak cherries. And she wouldn’t have learned about the type of end of life celebrations her parents wanted.
Now, when the time comes Jessica will feel comfortable creating an end of life celebration that reflects their personalities and values.
Click here to read more about Jessica’s experience with Talk of a Lifetime.
Storytelling has always been a part of human nature. In today’s busy world it can be easy to keep moving instead of focusing on the present or the past. At NGL we believe creating a lasting legacy and remembering loved ones is important. That’s why we are collaborating with Ancestry on We Remember, a free website designed for family and friends to celebrate loved ones.
Creating and adding memories to a We Remember page is easy to do. The intuitive design makes it possible for people of all ages and experience levels to add memories.
Aside from collecting memories and photos in a single spot, one of the best aspects of We Remember is that you don’t have to wait until someone passes away to share stories. We’ve heard it time and again how much grandma, dad, brother, friend, whomever, would have loved all of the stories that were shared during their funeral service or life celebration. We Remember is the perfect opportunity to start sharing those stories now.
Here’s an example of creating a We Remember page before someone passes away:
Here’s an example of creating a We Remember page after someone passes away:
We Remember is a gift for families to capture those stories before they are lost forever.
If you are interested in setting up a We Remember page, contact your local funeral director to learn more and create the page for you.
If you are a funeral home and you would like to know how you can start offering We Remember to your clients, please click here.