As a personal history writer, Rhonda helps people turn their memories into a keepsake personal memoir or business history book.
She makes her home in sunny Palm Desert, California.
Category Archives: Memoir
In recent posts, I’ve written that creating lists, identifying a theme, preparing timelines and doing research are good steps toward creating your own personal history. In my last post, I provided a list of questions to ask to help explore … Continue reading
EIGHT GREAT QUESTIONS FOR YOUR STORY In recent posts, I wrote that creating lists, identifying a theme, preparing timelines and doing research are good steps toward creating your own personal history. Next, I was going to share information about picking … Continue reading
In recent posts, I wrote about how creating lists and identifying a theme were good steps toward creating your own personal history. A next step should be preparing a timeline. Start at the beginning of whatever time period you are … Continue reading
I remember Grammy. Grammy was my great-grandmother. In our family, she’s the one who took care of us. She cooked, she cleaned, she made our lunch and she was there every day when we came home from school. As a child, … Continue reading
In 2008 when I was finishing a degree in adult development, I needed a capstone project in order to graduate. As I considered my options, I thought about a woman I know. Since she always wanted to document her story, … Continue reading
My husband and I met in high school. Our circles overlapped, but we weren’t close friends and we never dated. He would tell you he wasn’t ready for me, yet. I’m not sure what that means, but I’ve decided to … Continue reading
For the last few weeks, I’ve been sharing some of the holiday traditions in our home. My family holds our traditions dear, perhaps stubbornly so. Goodness, I’m rejoicing this year they will allow me to substitute Brussel sprouts for the … Continue reading
Yesterday, we celebrated Christmas with my extended family. Over the years, the group has expanded and contracted. Like all families, we’ve had births and deaths, marriages and divorces, and moves. Last year, we were seventeen. This year, we were six. … Continue reading
Like many, my husband and I have embarked on a mission of Gratitude. Each day, we take time to acknowledge and appreciate those aspects of our lives for which we are grateful. We try to do this first thing in … Continue reading