Would You Like to Honor Your Parents and Empower Your Children?

Would you like your children to know they belong to a family with strong beliefs and values that guide each generation?

Are you sure your parents and grandparents know they positively impacted your life and that you will never forget them?

Have you ever saved a voicemail to repeatedly listen to your loved one’s voice?

We help your family connect through bite-sized memoirs so all generations know they belong, have been heard, and will be remembered.

The Power of His(or Her) Story

Studies show that children who know their family’s history, have a higher level of self-esteem and overall sense of well-being.

Other studies show that when Baby Boomers, Silent Generation members, and Greatest Generation members share their stories, they realize their lives mattered, and they have self-worth.

Would you like to give you children and your parents or grandparents a gift–the ability to hope, cope, prosper, and enjoy their lives? You can, and we can help.

Bite-sized memoirs

Famous people have been writing their memoirs for hundreds of years, but ordinary, humble people often believe no one is interested in their stories.

As parents who realize that our time with our families is finite, we know we want to connect more fully with our loved ones now and when we lose them to memory loss or death. Bite-sized memoirs allow us preserve our family’s ordinary but inspiring–often untold–stories.

A bite-sized memoir is a short story (5-10 minutes) that your loved one shares in his own voice and in his own words.

We save and present bite-sized memoirs as audio tracks on a CD or as chapters in a book to reach your family’s eyes and ears for generations to come.

As Easy As Sharing a Story at Sunday Dinner

Preserving a loved one’s stories does not need to be difficult or something that you delay.

When your loved one works with us, he/she will tell his story in the comfort of his/her own home. When you listen to or read the new family heirloom, you will say, “That sounds just like Grandma”, and we will say, “Success!”

How Can We Help?

Whether your loved one chooses to preserve his memoirs independently or with help, simply sharing his legacy with your family can create deeper connections between generations now and forever.

Do you have a family member who should share his/her story but you’re not sure how to approach him/her? Click on one or more of the links below to see how Sunday Dinner STORIES can help:

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HeadshotWhat People Say About Working
with Michelle Beckman

“Michelle took the words right out of my mouth and made them sound so much better.”

“I just read a book from cover to cover for the first time in my life.  No Cliff Notes or a wandering mind. My attention was had. I read my mom’s memoir.”

“Michelle, I cannot tell you how well you put everything together and inspired such a wonderfully written story.  Thank you for believing in my mom, and listening to her life.”

“Michelle introduced me to the concept of personal history.  I didn’t think that someone would be interested in my life,  but I learned that my children and grandchildren are so grateful for my stories.  I am impressed by how well Michelle integrates bits and pieces from my childhood and encourages me to dig deeper.  I have learned more about myself, my parents, and my own childhood.”

After listening to her uncle’s story,  “Who is this man that I’ve known for 45 years? I’ve never met him in this way.”

“Working with Michelle was a joy. She was very organized and  communicated clearly so everyone on our project was put at ease and knew what to expect.  The end result was one to be proud of and captured the story and emotion perfectly.”

“Michelle recreated a 100-year old photo album that is a priceless heirloom to me and my family.”

“Michelle helped me find long lost family members. Family meant everything to my mother, and she frequently told stories that she clearly wanted us to know about our family. My mother would be so happy to hear that my distant cousins and I have connected.”

What to Do Now?

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