As a personal history writer, Rhonda helps people turn their memories into a keepsake personal memoir or business history book.
She makes her home just outside Chicago and in Rancho Mirage, California.
In recent posts, I wrote about how creating lists, identifying a theme and preparing timelines were good steps toward creating your own personal history. The next step should be research. You may want to start by reviewing family photo albums. … Continue reading
I wrote earlier about how creating lists is a good way to start saving your story. The next step is to consider a theme. How will you tell your story or the story of your loved one? Do you want … 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
About three years after my father-in-law passed away, my mother-in-law began keeping company with a gentleman who lived nearby. We weren’t sure about the nature of the relationship, but we noticed he was around more and more. One evening when we were … Continue reading
As we were planning the 90th birthday celebration for my mother-in-law, the question came up, “What do we give Mom?” There are three children with spouses, seven grandchildren, some with spouses, and ten great-grandchildren along with other family members. She … Continue reading
Like we have for the past twenty years, we gathered at my aunt’s house on Sunday for a family birthday. The get-togethers have always had a standard flow. The women would roam between the living room and the kitchen, while … Continue reading