Everyone has a story to tell. What is your story? Who knows your story? How do you present your story?
My story began (or is it begins) many, many years ago. These four women helped to shape it.
Our winner is Sandra Ricks! Congratulations!
This is my Grandma Travis in the year, 1916, on the day she graduated from high school. I remember her as a hard-working, patient woman who loved her family. I spent many days at her home, playing in the back yard with cousins, eating dill beans and other home-canned goods, and watching her sew beautiful quilts.
My Great-Grandma Olsen came to the United States from Switzerland when she was 7 years old. As an adult, she stood at 4'11", (obviously I didn't inherit her stature genes) and she would yodel at the family reunions, even when she was in her 90s! How I wish I could read her story and learn more about her conversion to a church that brought her and her family to America.
My Grandma Hansen, daughter to Grandma Olsen, was an elect lady who raised 10 children with dignity and grace. She loved flowers and had two huge lilac trees and a garden full of irises in her back yard. She baked some of the best breads, cakes, pies, and anything else that could come out of an oven.
My own dear Mother, Cleo, has been my biggest support and influence over the years. She is an example of love, patience, understanding, encouragement, selflessness, wisdom and cooking skills. She has some great stories from her childhood days. She will be celebrating her 90th birthday next month and I am so blessed to have her in my life.
I hope to be able to emulate these four wonderful women in my life. I hope that my own children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren will know who I am and, through my story, gain an appreciation and understanding of themselves and their ancestors.
You're probably wondering where I'm going with this...wonder no more. I'm inviting you to one of the most amazing, fun, inspirational and informative conferences I've ever been to! Story@Home
I had the opportunity to attend this conference last year. It was so fun! I learned so much and was inspired to keep my journal and write my story. Even though I stopped blogging shortly after the conference, (for reasons not associated with the conference :)), I have written my thoughts, activities and feelings almost daily.
Story@Home will be held in conjunction with the RootsTech family history and technology conference in Salt Lake City, March 21-23, 2013. If you're ready to become better at storytelling, or to learn how to do family history, this is an event you don't want to miss. Tickets for the event are still available for just $79.00.
"No matter how you tell your stories – through your family history, at your child’s bedside, on your blog, or from a stage – your stories matter. Join us for Story@Home March 21-23, 2013, and experience a conference that will change the way you see your stories and the world, and help you connect in new ways with those you cherish most."
OK, are you ready for some exciting news? I am able to give away one ticket to the full event. Just leave a comment below and your name will be entered in the drawing.