Becoming a centenarian is a significant milestone that calls for a celebration. Kath looked forward to her 100th birthday and planned to celebrate this momentous occasion with family and friends. At her 90th, 95th and 99th birthday parties, the family always displayed a photo board showing lots of pictures of her life and family and friends, but Kath said, “there’s very little time to talk about who everyone is”. Explaining she said, “I’ve enjoyed a good and happy life, and they have all played an important part in it. This time, I’d like to give something back”.
At her 100th birthday party she gave each of her guests a very special gift to show how much she valued their friendship over the years – an illustrated book of short stories capturing the defining moments of her life. For Kath, the project was a labour of love – for her family and friends it is a personal treasure that has given them tremendous joy. It was a privilege to work with Kath on this project to preserve her memories and honour her life. Everyone’s life is unique and worthwhile. Everyone has a story to tell. It’s the greatest legacy you can leave your family and friends. If you are interested in capturing your personal or family story and need a hand, contact me, Angela Robertson at firstname.lastname@example.org