Talking Memories

I have been teaching for years about the importance of preserving your memories. Mostly I teach people how to write their memoirs and autobiography; occassionally I talk about oral history and the benefits of communities coming together to record history before it disappears.

Recently I had the fabulous opportunity to create an ebook for a client – Talking Memories – on the benefits of preserving your memories. This company has the most amazing and cutting edge website and you really need to check it out. For a very small fee you can actually record – through video and audio – your memories!

The site is broken into three sections – Personal Life Story, Children’s Diary, and Special Events. You can sign up for one or all three. The site walks you through the process – giving you prompts and interview questions – so it is incredibly user friendly.

I urge everyone to check out Talking Memories – there is no better time than RIGHT NOW to start preserving history.


About Karen Y. Hamilton

Walt Whitman says about his autobiography, Specimen Days “…At any rate I obey my happy hour’s command, which seems curiously imperative. May-be, if don’t do anything else, I shall send out the most wayward, spontaneous, fragmentary book ever printed.” This is what I feel at this juncture of my life, the need to gather together memories of my ancestors as well as my own memories into some semblance of order. Because all of those fragments, all of the fragments that make up any life, become stories. I am the mother of three sons, who affectionately (I hope!) call me 'gypsy mom' because I tend to wander around a bit soaking in the universe's wonders. I am currently working towards an MFA in Creative Writing at Florida Atlantic University. I have published essays with Heritage Press, Florida Living, and the St. Pauls Review. I am currently working on a book of poems about the Florida Everglades pioneers and a memoir about grief and the bonds of friendship. I live in my hometown, Jupiter, Florida and work as a freelance writer and curriculum specialist.
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