Life Legacy Quotes: Kid Games

Example Life Legacy Questions and Answers:  Kid Games

Q. What kind of games did you play growing up?
A. We played “Kick the Can” and “Hide and Seek”, baseball and sports like that.

Q. How do you play “Kick the Can?”
A. I don’t remember. *laughs* I know you did kick a can!

Q. What was your favorite toy, and why?
A. My favorite toy was… I guess you’d call it a toy; it was paper dolls. The dolls were cardboard and you could dress them up with paper clothes. We’d spend hours and hours playing with them.

Q. What was your favorite thing to do for fun?
A. Probably go to the movies.

Q. What’s the first movie you remember going to?
A. Wizard of Oz

Q. What did you think of it?
A. *chuckles* I don’t remember. I do remember that each of us kids would be given a dime. It cost 9 cents to get in, and we had a penny for candy.

Names are not included, as these are meant for inspirational purposes and are not intended to represent a particular person.

Lunch and Learn Tuesday, September 18th from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm

Dotting Your “I”s and Crossing your “T”s – Planning for Aging


Tuesday, September 18th from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm

Avow Ispiri Community Center

1205 Whippoorwill Ln

Naples, Fl. 34105

RSVP BY CALLING 239-776-7353

Panelists to include:

Tammy DeCaro – Barrington Terrace
Michelle Levin – National Cremation Society
Laura Scearce – Leave a Life Legacy
Ellen Reilly – Comfort Keepers
Jeffrey M. Janeiro – Law Office of Jeffrey M. Janeiro, P.L.
Anthony Idaspe, Informed Choice


Please share with seniors in the Naples and Southwest Florida area!

Click below to download a PDF copy of flier:

Dotting Your “I”s-SBB-Naples


Life Legacy Tips: Defining Your Life Legacy Project

Some initial questions to ask that will help you define your Life Legacy Project:

  1. Why do you want to create this Life Legacy? The reasons for beginning a project are numerous and can range from sparking conversations with the grand kids to influencing future generations. Connecting with your own individual reasons early on will help throughout this journey.
  2. Who are you creating this for? On the day you unveil your Life Legacy, think about who will be in attendance. This can help you determine both what it may contain and how you would like it presented. You may even choose to have two “versions,” such as one to present to extended family and friends, and one that is perhaps more detailed and shared with a select few.
  3. What is your ideal timeline? Decide when you would like to have the final result. Do you intend to give this at a special event such as a birthday or anniversary? Is the subject in declining health? Take these factors into account when deciding your Life Legacy timeline. Then set clear goals for yourself or communicate your wishes to your personal historian.
  4. Where and how will interviews be recorded? Interviews are the most important part of any Life Legacy, because the content collected in them will actually determine the final result. Choose a quiet place where the subject is very comfortable. Choose a well-lighted place if the interviews will be video recorded. I recommend both audio and video recording, so that if later you decide that you want to create a movie instead of a book, or vice versa, you will have the flexibility to do so.
  5. What will your “final product” be? While it is not necessary to know what your Life Legacy will look like before you begin, it can be helpful to know your options and pick your preference. Print options include: transcript of interviews, edited manuscript, & Life Legacy Book with pictures. Digital options include: Online Shareable Album of recordings, Digital Presentation with music, & Life Legacy Movie with pictures.

These tips are written for both “DIY” types who wish to create their own or a loved one’s Life Legacy, as well as those who are considering the services of a professional personal historian.

Life Legacy Quotes: Roots

Example Life Legacy Questions and Answers:  Roots

Q. How did your parents select your name?
A. I have no idea. I was the fifth child, maybe they ran out of names.

Q. What year were you born?
A. Oh, I have to tell that!?

Q. How did your family come to live [in the town where you were born]?
A. My father was born there. His father moved from overseas and they lived on a nearby farm. Then when my father married my mother; they lived there.

Q. What was the house like that you grew up in?
A. I don’t remember much about the first house because I was very young when we moved. One thing I remember is that we lived at the bottom of a hill and they called that “down in the valley.” My grandma lived “uptown.”

Names are not included, as these are meant for inspirational purposes and are not intended to represent a particular person.

Introduction: How did you get started as a Personal Historian?

I can't think of a better first post than to introduce you to how Leave a Life Legacy began. In fact, usually the first question people ask when they find out I’m a Personal Historian is: How did you get started in this kind of work?

I graduated high school in a small Iowa town called Mount Vernon. I attended University of Northern Iowa and received a Bachelor's of Science degree in Bioinformatics (computer science with biological applications). In senior year, I became interested in business, and began to look for a business idea.

In an off-handed comment my dad mentioned that he thought he could write a book but he didn’t have the patience to sit down and type it. On a long car ride to visit my grandparents I brought my laptop and typed as my dad told all kinds of stories about his life and experiences. I quickly realized I couldn't type as fast as he could talk!

I bought a recorder, and the first people I interviewed were my grandparents. I enjoyed connecting with them and learned so much that I didn’t know about my roots! As I told others about this experience, I realized many people would love to share stories of their own lives, as well as know stories of their loved ones. Thus Leave a Life Legacy was born in November 2011. I joined the John Pappajohn Small Business Incubator program at University of Northern Iowa and took several business courses that the program offered, which formed a guiding foundation as I moved forward in building Leave a Life Legacy.