Last night I sent off a link to a new corporate client, and this morning I was greeted by the email above.
I’m grateful to live in a time that allows us the opportunity to be proactive, document our family stories, and leave behind some guidance and perspective for future generations.
Jeremy’s interest in sponsoring his grandparents’ story comes as no surprise, as their simplest stories carry memorable lessons. The story of the pine cone is a Wallace original, but is so poignant it belongs in a book. Or perhaps a movie?
When our descendants look at our StoryKeeping interviews centuries from now, I imagine they won’t have the attention span to listen to a life story in a single sitting.
I asked Ollie and Wallace what they thought of the StoryKeeping process upon completion of our session, and this is what they had to say.
Last year I drove out to Bedias, Texas to interview Mike. In his own words, “I know that He has a plan, but durn, He wrote a good one for me.”
I’m transferring just under 2 TB (2,000 GB) of projects from the first three years in business, and the status bar on my original StoryKeeping computer just told me “About 1 Day”.
And just like that, I was given a heaping serving of special, and loved their restaurant, before trying any of their food. I went to Bayseas Catfish House on the northeast side of San Antonio for lunch today to eat some fish like the good, Lent-abiding, Catholic boy I am. I didn’t realize I’d be taken to business school right out of the gate.
It’s a free chapel that extends out of a hillside in the Texas hill country.
While it may be considered rude to discuss politics at the dinner table, these StoryKeeping sessions are conducted in the comfort of the storyteller’s home, and if there ever was a “safe space” that should definitely serve as one.