The Best Gift You Can Give Your Children

Yes, puppies are cute and pretty much irresistible, but a puppy would only be a small part of your child’s entire life.  What if you could give your child the ultimate gift, the gift of immortality?!

Imagine for a moment if your parents recorded every event of your life as you were growing up.  They had photos of you right from your birth through to your graduation.  They wrote down who your teachers were, your classmates and friends.  What if they wrote down all the details of every family vacation and family gathering.  Maybe they even have video clips or even pictures of all the artwork you created when you were growing up.  Wouldn’t that be something?  As you got older you could take over and record the rest of your life, as it happens!

With our online life story software you can capture your child’s life from day one.  It is easy to use and you can even upload videos and images.  At any time you can connect, even on your smartphone, and write down anything you like about your child’s life.  Perhaps you have some words of wisdom for their future?  Maybe you have some important things to tell them that they are too young to understand right now.

For a small monthly subscription, AStoryNotForgotten.com will give you the easy-to-use tools to record your child’s life.  Other family members can connect and contribute as well.  Don’t you wish your parents could have done this for you?

Get started today, your children and future generations will thank you forever.

Consider Your Legacy for a Special Gift

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We have put together a really simple and short survey about Considering your Legacy.

To thank you for taking a few minutes to respond and provide your valuable input, we will give you a free 3 month subscription to our online life story software so you can get started on your own life story.

Please use the following link to access the survey.  Once the survey is complete, if you include your email address and create an account on AStoryNotForgotten.com we will upgrade you and give you 3 months free.

– Consider Your Legacy Survey –

It means a lot to us to hear from you.  Thank you in advance for supporting our work.

Interview With Grant Pollock

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On Friday March 24th, Capturing Legacies Inc. was honored to have the opportunity to interview Grant Pollock, one of Ed Whalen’s co-workers from 2&7, the television station they both worked at for many years.  Grant had some wonderful stories that gave us some more insight into what Ed Whalen was really like.  Thank you Grant, we appreciate your time and your stories.  Watch our YouTube channel for some of the interview clips.

For more information on the Ed Whalen project, please create your FREE account on our Life Story Project Management System: http://AStoryNotForgotten.com  You can follow along with the progress on the Ed Whalen project and you can even add a monthly subscription to your account to create your own life story or the story of someone you care about.

Global News Story

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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.

Global News Video & Story

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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.

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.

 

Recorded Interviews for any Occasion

When a client brings us in to capture their life story, or in the case of the video linked above, to capture the life story of someone who is no longer with us, our first step is the interviews.

As part of our Ed Whalen Life Story project, in the video above we visited Ed Whalen’s son, Tony, to hear stories from when he was a child and what it was like having Ed as a father.  Interviews are powerful tools, especially as a way to gather information to write a book.

If you have ever considered writing a book, whether it be your life story, or any other topic that comes from your heart, begin with a recording.  The video is optional, but it does have its value.  If you are able to record video as well, the video has the added advantage of capturing the essence of the person being recorded and is of great value to loved ones down the road.

Take advantage of the professional interviewers at Capturing Legacies Inc. and have us look after the entire interview process.  We know how to ask the right questions and take the pressure off of you.

The interview process can also be used for other opportunities.  A good example is preparing a “well wisher” video for an upcoming wedding.  We can interview the families of the bride & groom and prepare a video that can be played during the wedding reception.

Interviewing can be used as a powerful tool to deliver a message.  Perhaps you have something to say to someone before you leave this earth.  We can record your thoughts and deliver them to that person at any time you wish.  Maybe you would like to pass along some words of wisdom to your not-yet-born grandchild and you may not be around to say those words in person.

Contact Us today and let us help you record your thoughts, memories, stories and words of wisdom.

For more wonderful recorded stories from Ed Whalen’s family and friends, please visit our YouTube channel.

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.