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On February 23rd, 2017 David Boushy, Reporter with Global News Calgary interviewed the founding partners of Capturing Legacies Inc.  The piece appropriately titled: “Unique Calgary company ‘Capturing Legacies’ sets out to preserve memories for generations to come” was shown to television audiences at 6pm, 11pm and again the following day on the Global News Morning Show.

The story also highlights the Ed Whalen Story project that we are doing for charitable benefit of the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation.  To view the project in progress, you can create your own FREE account on our custom life story project management software where you may also want to start your own life story, or that of someone you care about.

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It’s Time To Tell YOUR Story

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It’s Time To Tell YOUR Story

After a year of banging away at our keyboards, we have launched our online life story project management software.  Now you can easily create your own life story or capture the legacy of someone you love.

 

It is FREE to sign up so visit http://AStoryNotForgotten.com to check it out.  Also please subscribe to our e-newsletter to learn how you can get a free upgrade and even make yourself some cash for sharing.

A Story Not Forgotten Software

Writers, the system has a professional level subscription to allow you to manage the biography projects for your own clients, including managing the financial aspects of your business.  Contact us for more information.

Holiday Memories

The holidays are upon us. As we visit with our families, eat too much and hope that Santa brings us something wonderful, consider that you are adding to your life story.

If you are lucky enough to have your parents or grandparents with you this year, I hope they tell you more of their stories.  Many people don’t have the option to hear those tales, life lessons and adventures, and they would give anything to be able to.  You are truly blessed if you have them to listen to.

Even better, consider capturing their legacy so those stories can be told for many years to come.  Share them with your children, grandchildren and future generations.  We can help you with your life story project.  Perhaps you might consider giving a Capturing Legacies life story project to someone you love as a very special gift.  It wouldn’t just be for them either, it would be a gift for your family and all those future family members that haven’t even arrived yet.

Regardless of what you do, enjoy this special, and magical time of year.  From all of us at Capturing Legacies, Happy Holidays!  May you have a wonderful end of the year and a happy and prosperous New Year!

A Story Not Forgotten Podcast

One of the best parts of our job is learning about people and hearing their stories.  Although some of our clients allow their life story projects to be available to the public, others are kept private for their own personal reasons.  That is why we created our podcast that we call “A Story Not Forgotten“.  The podcast gives us the opportunity to interview people and ask them to tell us one story from their life that we can share.

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At the time of writing this post, we just released episode three of A Story Not Forgotten and on that episode we interviewed Les Wiseman.   Les teaches communications and all forms of writing at Royal Roads University in Victoria.  On the show, he tells us a story about how he went from being a construction worker to becoming the associate editor of a prestigious magazine while hanging out with legends like Frank Zappa, Iggy Pop, Tom Jones, Bob Hope, Wes Craven, Joey Ramone and Kurt Vonnegut.

Have a listen to the podcast and be sure to subscribe (iTunes & Android) and also check out the previous episodes.  Stay tuned as well for the many new shows we have in the works.  If you would like to be a guest on our podcast, please contact us today.

You ARE Your Story

Spain 1959When you look back on a person’s life and consider what they have accomplished, consider what actually matters. Is that life defined by the nice car they drove or the education they received or the job they worked?

What about yourself? When you think about your life, what is the first thing you think of? What defines YOUR life?

You probably think back about where you came from and what you have been through in your life. Some more pondering may bring up various accomplishments that you have achieved or perhaps even some regrets.  There are people you once knew and events that may be forever burned into your memory.

Some people believe they are not really that interesting, but actually, if you think about it, you have been alive for 365 days multiplied by your age.  So even at 25 years old you lived 9,125 days.  It is pretty much impossible to say that nothing interesting happened to you in that period of time.  If you are 50, you have been alive for 18,250 days.  So what if you are not a rocket scientist working for NASA.  You still have accumulated interesting life experiences.

Ultimately, when your journey on this earth is over,  all your stuff and everyone you know will be left behind.  Your possessions will be distributed in some way that you have no say in.  The only thing that remains is your story.  It is not too late to record  your life experiences for future generations.  If you don’t know where to start, we can help.

 

Why You Should Record Your Life Story

Man and his new Chevrolet CarRemember when someone in your life, like a parent or grandparent, told you stories about their life? Remember how their eyes lit up when they told you about a time they were younger, the things that they did and places they had seen? Maybe you are now that person, telling your stories to your children or grandchildren. You really should be, it is very important to them.

Since the beginning of human existence stories have been passed down from generation to generation. Embellished or not, it is how valuable lessons are learned and wonderful adventures entertain and inspire. Some people learn from mistakes and others take a few lessons before they figure things out, but everyone experiences a unique and colorful life. The story of your life is more important than you might know and there are no two lives exactly the same. Many people don’t think that their life was all that interesting, but that’s because they were there, they lived it. To other people, that person’s life was very interesting.

I remember my father telling me about when he first came to Canada in the 1950’s and he worked for the railroad. At times It was very cold and he recalls being bundled up with only his eyes and the tip of his nose exposed to the elements. Outside, in the middle of nowhere, he cleared snow off the track switches so that trains could operate safely. To him it was just a really crappy job that he had when he first came to the country and didn’t yet speak English. To me it was a fascinating story that gave me a new perspective as to who my dad was and what life was like for him back then. When you look back through time, it is hard to imagine how the world was for previous generations. To experience it through the words of someone who was there and lived that life is priceless. We owe it to the future to tell our stories.

Imagine if the history of every person on earth was recorded, there would be an endless library of incredible stories. Family members would live on in the hearts and minds of future generations. Newcomers to the world could read about the lives and history of their ancestors, where they came from and how they lived their lives. Mankind would have a real understanding of how things like technology, politics and war have influenced our lives, from a real human perspective rather than just through the news and media reports.

Whether you think so or not, you have lead a fascinating life. Make your contribution to human history and record your life story.

For free tips on how to write your life story visit www.CapturingLegacies.com or talk to us about writing your life story for you.

A Story Not Forgotten

Two Boys in a CanoeOften when we tell OUR story, and why we created this company, people smile and light up.  They tell us what a great idea it is and they start talking about all the things we could do with it.  They list people they would love to hear the life stories of and features we should have on our website.  We have never experienced so much excitement in so many people.  Clearly, we are on the right path as Joseph Campbell would say.

Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls.

Joseph Campbell

After all, how often can you do what you love, help people, and really make a difference in the lives of others, while still earning a living?  We wake up every morning excited to talk to our customers.  Each day we get to hear the most incredible stories about triumph, sorrow, love, tragedy, achievement, comradery, faith and adventure.  Stories better than any movie you have ever seen, because they are real.  The people are real.  The adventures did happen and the accomplishments are truly great!

To our clients, thank you so very much for allowing us to capture your legacy.  We are honored to work on your project.  Your life story deserves to be recorded for generations to come.