As Thanksgiving fast approaches, we're reminded of family stories and laughter shared around the dinner table.

It's a good time for us all to reflect on Thanksgiving Days from years past, the people who shaped our lives, and the gifts of home and family. Although life isn't always perfect, we certainly have a lot to be thankful for.

At the same time, we're noticing a widening

"Legacy Gap"

between younger and older generations. What's the

Legacy Gap?

The legacy gap is the gap between what younger generations know about older generations in a family. What priceless stories haven't been told? What unique experiences or historical events should be remembered from your family's perspective? What wisdom has never been shared? What values could be recorded and passed on to present and future generations?

We invite you to prepare some great questions that you'd like to ask your relatives this Thanksgiving. Some families even have their teenagers take turns asking grandma or grandpa questions during visits together. Great topics to get them started are..what was a favorite game you played (marbles, jacks, baseball?), tell about your neighborhood or life on a farm, what was school like for you?, tell about a time you got in trouble, what's a motto you live by?

Want more help? Here are links to a few helpful tools that can help you get prepared for this week without delay...

MEMORY JOURNAL PDF - downloadable eBook

Give the gift that keeps on giving..the gift of life stories!


There's no time like the present and no better gift to the future. Start closing that Legacy Gap without delay.

Autobiographically Yours,

Beth Sanders

P.S. Memories are a priceless gift.