“My driving passion is to help you write a memoir–to leave a loving legacy for family and friends.
A memoir is an extraordinary gift reflecting the culture and values of the time.”
7memories was born of my urgent wish to encourage you to tell and write personal stories–your own–and those of your relatives. Our method gets you started with a manageable slice of life–just 7 memories. Please capture these rich memories before it’s too late.
In my case, I waited too long. When the first grandchild was born into our family, I felt compelled to regale her with stories about her great grandparents–my parents. Both were immigrants whose journey took them from oppression and poverty to freedom and prosperity; from riding in a horse and buggy to watching a man walk on the moon. Alas, they were no longer here to tell their stories. Instead, I patched together a photo memoir and wrote a child’s version of their life together. My brother’s grandchild delights in it.
Click below to see a slideshow of this memoir at Youtube.
Here’s what to expect:
Video producer Jeanne Rawdin has more than 20 years of experience as an 16-time Emmy Award-winning TV news journalist and community storyteller. She is a top-notch video producer who can also help you write and craft your video story. She is passionate about connecting family members through generations to preserve the rich history passed down and then preserved. Jeanne brings her expertise and talent to produce 7 Memories Video Memoirs.
Watch the 5-minute video memoir of 97-year-old BJ.
Links to Jeanne’s other work:
Carolina is a native speaker of English and Spanish who brings her extensive bilingual skills to offer English-to-Spanish and Spanish-to-English translation of memoirs. Her experience extends from her conversational skills with Spanish-speaking relatives in Mexico to translating significant legal documents in California. As social worker with a Master’s degree, she brings a beautiful spirit of empathy and insight to her work. In addition, Carolina will be assisting with our intergenerational programs.