Honoring Our Descendants [S-20-25]

Presenter:David Kendall
Location: Canton Fire Station: Community Room
Classes: 2 Sessions 3.0 hours
Dates: Wed 1:00 PM 04/29, 05/13

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2 Sessions: the first 1½ hours; the second 3 hours

Sharing lives and stories is the essence of existence. It’s what makes life meaningful. It’s what connects us. It’s how we learn from one another. Yet few of us leave to our descendants stories of life as we have experienced it. Session 1 will be information-based and will focus on why we tend to look backward (traditional genealogy) and on the benefits of looking forward in our search for generational connections. Session 2 will be a double session in time and will focus on sharing in small groups self-chosen short stories of life that might prove useful or interesting to future generations. Attendees will be encouraged to write during the two-week period between sessions. Please note that the stories will only be shared and discussed, NOT EVALUATED!

David Kendall is the author of the book: “When Descendants Become Ancestors: The Flip Side of Genealogy” (currently under revision) (Balboa Press: 2014)

Cap: 100

Special Instructions:

Possible reading: When Descendants Become Ancestors: The Flip Side of Genealogy (Balboa Press 2014)—should be available via publisher or on Amazon. Book currently undergoing revision for republication next year.  Conversation groups (3-5 in each group) will be held during.

Cap: 100

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