It is ideal for writing an autobiography or for getting an aging parent or grandparent to finally open up and get those cherished family stories preserved for the ages.
…and the responses that come about because of that digging, will generate the most valuable gift that you could ever give your kids and grand kids.
Memorygrabber downloads as a PDF-formatted e-book. An e-book is simply a downloadable "book" and is read using any free PDF reader, such as the Adobe Reader. (NOTE: Additional function, such as being able to type and save one’s answers directly onto the Memorygrabber pages can be had by using the free FoxIt PDF Reader. More information on this is below. FoxIt currently works only with a PC and Apple Ipads).
Memorygrabber uses memory-stimulating questions, activities and exercises to "Mine Your Memories" and to help you recall events, people, places and more!
Besides it being a wonderful journey down memory lane for you… Memorygrabber will supercharge your memory, causing a wonderful recollection of stories and experiences from your life.
Of course, it will also help you organize and preserve the memories that you still cherish and have on the forefront of your memory.
I’m not a memory specialist, but who I am is a person that is very passionate about you leaving more than a mere obituary behind, when your days in this life are over.
Your story and life experiences are, by far, more valuable than anything else that you will leave your kids and grand kids.
Memorygrabber’s powerful memory triggers will help you preserve hundreds of things that your kids and grand kids will want to know about your life someday…
“There is nothing more you can do to turn your children’s hearts closer to yours than by keeping a journal and writing your personal history. Your children will ultimately love to know about your successes, your failures and your peculiarities. It will tell them a lot about themselves, too!” ~Hartman Rector, Jr
As a child I can’t remember a time that my grandmother didn’t include a few photo-copied journal entries in with my regular Christmas present.
She was always good about keeping a journal about her life, but these journal excerpts were those kept by her parents, grandparents, great grandparents and then even her great-great grandfather.
The oldest journal/life history that she has in her possession is that of her great-great grandfather John Murdock. He was born in the 1790s.
On Christmas afternoons, during my later teen years, you would have found me with my nose stuck in those pages.
Everyone has a story to tell and every family deserves to know a little about from whom they descend.
My hope is that this workbook, after the many hours that I’ve put into it, will inspire you and help you to tell the story of your life ….a story that no one else in the entire world is more qualified to tell than you!
I’ve met people who have told me stories of fascinating things that they’ve done and exciting places that they traveled to.
These were stories that really gave me an insight as to who that person was and what made them the person that they presently were.
One thing I can tell you, for sure, is that when my ancestor John Murdock wrote what he did, he didn’t have the benefit of spell check like we do today! And yes, sometimes that fact is obvious in his writing.
After realizing that the above was common of most people, I began thinking of how I could help people overcome the concerns they typically would have about writing their autobiography or lifestory.
I just wanted them to actually get started and, in the end, have something in hand…that could be passed on to posterity!
I had always been a fan of memory prompt books that I’d find in bookstores. These books had some questions followed with lots of space for you to write in the answer to each question.
Eventually they’d get a little boring, so I set out to improve upon those and to come up with a "Mega" memory prompt book!
I have seen different books in the libraries, but never one that is this easy and is capable of sparking so many memories that otherwise you never would think of! …to come up with such an incredible how-to book is amazing!" Yvonne Johnson, MemoryGrabber User, Pennsylvania, USA
"My earliest recollection of my father is…." or "The oldest relative that I can remember, as a child, was…" are examples of completing the sentence excercises that you will find in the Memorygrabber workbook.
Given the choice of a blank tablet or a fill-in-the-blank workbook, most people will choose the fill-in-the-blank method to write about events from their lives.
It is easier because it takes the pressure off of having to decide what to write about and it doesn’t require great spelling and grammar skills.
Use locations from your past such as your childhood home, newlywed home, your first grade classroom or your old neighborhood to recall memories!
Focusing all of your attention on a specific location from your past, you will sketch out all that you remember about minute details of that location
Trust me, the memories will come flooding back! A copy of Memorygrabber will give you many more location ideas 4. A Quick-Response Questionnaire
A lot can be said with a simple yes or no answer. Then stories about why you are the way that you are can be shared.
Given a certain year and your age during that year will be the basis for matching life events with spots on the timeline
You start out by putting major life events and milestones onto the timeline first. Examples may include …
…your birth, birth of siblings, marriage, births of your children, anniversaries, job changes, started school and more.
Memorygrabber provides a simple…