by Duane S. Crowther
How to Write Your Personal History is an excellent guide for writing your life’s story in an interesting, readable style. What will your grandchildren know about you? What do you want to tell future generations about your life and experiences? And what history are you leaving so your posterity and the world will know of your accomplishments? Writing your personal life story offers interesting challenges. The task isn’t difficult if you approach it in a systematic manner. It provides clear advice on how to approach the task by guiding you through ten important steps to a successful completion. Much of this handy guidebook is made up of detailed listing pages. Each of these pages offers a subject you can use to spur personal recollections. The pages offer a convenient format to list notes about the most important events, people, and experiences of each year of your life. Columns on each page’s left side provide space for the year and your age at the time of the listed events. Twenty-eight topics are provided for listing early experiences from birth through college. These include: My Childhood World; My Parents; Grade School Experiences; Junior High School Friends; Youth Teams, Clubs and Activities; High School Experiences, Dating and Social Activities, and Youth Honors and Achievements. Eleven topics cover marriage and family relationships: How I Met My Spouse, Our Early Marriage Experiences, Our Treasured Family Experiences, and The Traits and Accomplishments of Our Children. These sheets are valuable guides for listing wonderful memories. Six topics, including Memorable Work Experiences, Professional Achievements, and Civic and Community Service cover work history, followed by five more dealing with the retirement years. These include Goals I have Fulfilled, Travel and Activities in My Golden Years, and Honors I Have Received. Seventeen additional topics will help you preserve other choice memories, such as My Church Service; Embarrassing Experiences; People that Influenced My Life; Accidents, Illnesses and Operations; and Inventions During My Life. Eight final topics cover favorite things such as Hobbies, My Personal Philosophy, My Creed, and Advice to My Posterity. Blank pages are also included for extra topics of your choosing.
How to Write Your Personal History greatly reduces the work of organizing and writing a memorable personal history. Use it–it will be one of your most valuable possessions!
8.5″ x 11″ paperback