Preserving Your Legacy for Future Generations
“How will I be remembered by future generations?”
It is a question that many of us often ponder, regardless of our age. As we get older, and those around us also age, it is something that we may begin to ask ourselves more often. For those who are genealogists, it may be something that we consider as we uncover the clues that our ancestors left behind that tell us a little bit about their lives and who they were. We all want to leave behind a positive legacy. How do we ensure that future generations will remember our contributions to society long after we’re gone?
This Monday, July 30th, at 6:30pm at the Fairlawn-Bath Library, we will have guest speaker Beth Elsass here to present a special program “Telling Our Stories: Ways to Honor Our Journey and Share Our Wisdom.” Her presentation will include instructions on creating ethical wills, which preserve the stories, lessons and values that we cherish most. Could you imagine finding a document from 200 years ago that had stories about the life of a great-great-great-great-great grandparent, as well as some of the lessons he/she learned in life and the values that were dearest? It would become an instant family relic.
Join us Monday evening at 6:30 to learn more about recording your thoughts and memories, and create some family relics of your own for future generations. For more information or to sign up for this program, call the Fairlawn-Bath Library at 330-666-4888. Sign ups are preferred so that we have a general idea of how many handouts to have on hand, but are not required.