Chuck Napier

6
Apr

Mother’s Day History

Why did Anna Jarvis, the founder of Mother’s Day in the U.S., campaign against the holiday she created? Photo of Anna Jarvis, courtesy of Encyclopedia Brittanica Following the U.S. Civil War, Anna’s mother, Ann Reeves Jarvis, organized work clubs to teach childcare in rural communities.  She also organized “Mothers Friendship Day” when mothers gathered with former Union and Confederate soldiers

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2
Feb

Become a Freelance StoryKeeper

Legacy Stories is focused on helping families to preserve their family histories before they are lost. Sometimes families need help crafting their stories. This is where a StoryKeeper comes in. Our StoryKeepers help families to immortalize the stories, memories, and lessons that are at the core of each unique family’s history. This family narrative is captured and preserved so it

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31
Jan

Ideas for Celebration of Life

The loss of a loved one is never easy. However, a funeral doesn’t have to be a somber memorial. Many people today are opting to remember loved ones through celebration of life gatherings or parties. Celebration of life parties are more upbeat alternatives to the traditional funeral. They allow people to be more relaxed and in the moment. They are

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28
Jan

5 Family Narrative Ideas for Beginners

Telling the story of a family and preserving family history can be effectively achieved by using family narratives. Family narratives are a way for children and adolescents to connect across generations to their identities and to their heritage. Having a sense of place and security in family history can make you feel more confident and competent. Family narratives are used

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26
Jan

How to Write an Obituary

After the loss of a loved one, grieving family members must handle the planning of the celebration of life. The decisions and tasks can often be overwhelming. Along with planning the funeral, writing an obituary is one of the details that must be addressed. Even for a seasoned writer, this can be a challenging task. The following tips may be

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24
Jan

What is a Living Legacy?

One of the greatest assets families have is the collective stories that make up their family history. After a person passes, the mark the individual left on the world is what is represented their legacy. The lessons learned and stories from their life are what weave together to write their living legacy. Why Preserve Your Living Legacy? The deepest and

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19
Jan

Legacy Stories Launches New Website! (PRESS RELEASE)

Legacy Stories, preservers of family history by capturing the family narrative, is thrilled to announce the launch of its new website, www.legacystories.com. After assuming new leadership in 2021 and seeing how families were more isolated in the pandemic, Legacy Stories decided to reassess its services and create a fresh new approach to preserving family history. In addition to the new

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