Long Overdue Newsletter - May 2020
Quote of the Month
"This family has arms that willingly embrace. Arms that comfort and support in times of sorrow and in times of happiness. This family knows there is great strength in our connections that can empower our future. This family needs one another, sharing knowledge and help. This family happily grows by opening its doors wide and welcoming new family members. This family is my family. I am so grateful to be part of your lives."
Harolyn "Mombo" O'Brien
Turn Your Parents or Grandparents' Stories into a Book
We know a lot of people right now can't see their parents or grandparents because of stay-at-home orders, rules at nursing homes/senior centers, and/or travel restrictions. Phone calls and Zoom calls certainly help, but it's not the same.
So with Mother's Day and Father's Day coming up, we wanted to use this month's newsletter to share with you two really cool services out there that help record your parents/grandparents' stories into physical books.
Company Name: StoryWorth
How it works: Once a week, StoryWorth sends a question to your mom/dad/grandma/grandpa designed to encourage a story. Your loved one replies with a story that you receive each week.
At the end of the year, StoryWorth puts these stories into a really nice keepsake book.
What's cool about this: Not only do you receive the physical book at the end, this also creates a meaningful interaction all year long. Especially if you're not able to see them in person. Since it's only one prompt a week, it doesn't feel overwhelming or like a pesky homework assignment. And you don't have to personally come up with the story prompts.