The Mc's - Life Stories Of Early Idaho Pioneersby Judy H. Wright
When we set out to record family histories, we often anticipate hearing the highlights of a person's lifetime-the births, marriages, accomplishments, and all the wise, funny and quirky experiences that makes it unique to them and their time in history. But the human condition is one that includes suffering, tragedy, injustice and misfortune. To deny/b>
When we set out to record family histories, we often anticipate hearing the highlights of a person's lifetime-the births, marriages, accomplishments, and all the wise, funny and quirky experiences that makes it unique to them and their time in history. But the human condition is one that includes suffering, tragedy, injustice and misfortune. To deny that important part of the story is not only living a fairy tale, but it is denying the reader the opportunity to learn from experience.
A family is a community of caring, sharing and support. By passing along the knowledge borne of surviving adversity and triumphing, we accumulate a collective wisdom. As family members and others read these stories they begin to recognize a shared set of values, strengths and traditions that make this tribe and clan unique.
Frequently it is the stories of life's traumas that have the greatest impact-both positive and negative, not only on the story teller, but on the reader. When we are able to share and transform those stories into lessons learned, tragedies overcome and adversity conquered, then as a group, we are able to reaffirm our place in the scheme of things. The experiences of one generation may strengthen the courage of convictions in future generations.
Preserving family heritage through written memories is one of the most beautiful and meaningful gifts a person can bestow upon those who come after us. I am so grateful to have had the privilege of working closely with Auntie Ruth Turman Smith and others who were willing to share their photos and remembrances of a time in history that changed the world.
Author Judh H. Wright
Judy is a parent educator, family coach, and personal historian who has written more than 20 books, hundreds of articles and speaks internationally on family issues, including end of life. She works with Head Start organizations and child care resource centers.
The symbol of the artichoke has great meaning for Judy in her teaching and writing. As she works with families, she sees that frequently only the outer edges are exposed and they can be prickly and sometimes bitter to the taste. But, as you expose the artichoke and people to warmth, caring, and time, gradually the leaves begin to open and expose the real treasure-the heart.
You will enjoy Judy's approachable manner, wonderful storytelling and common-sense solutions gleaned from working with hundreds of families and organizations just like yours. Your encounter with Judy will leave you feeling inspired, entertained and especially motivated.
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