By Susan Thaxton
Ever dream about writing your memoir but not sure how or where to begin? Or have you thought about putting your parents’ memories on paper to share their legacy with other family members but just never got around to it? Then let me introduce you to Francine Brevetti.
Francine Brevetti is an author and journalist based in San Francisco. She has created a wonderful service called LEGEND CRAFTER and specializes in helping people capture their personal or family history before it slips away.
Francine sums it up this way, “Nobody wants to be forgotten. But when we pass away, our memories, the family tradition and culture we come from vanish unless we record and document them.”
I was inspired to capture my mom’s history before she died. Because of dementia her memory was fading and it was apparent that there would come a time when she might not remember some of the stories from her childhood. I was always fascinated with how she grew up in a small fishing village in Newfoundland and wound up living in the big city of Los Angeles. I wanted to know more. More about how life on an island shaped her as a person. More about how she interacted with her five younger sisters. More about what they did for fun and games. What I never expected was the gift of knowing, at a deeper level, who my mom really was.
To learn more about how you can turn memories into a treasured memoir and to find out more about Francine’s services or to sign up for her newsletter, visit her website at www.legendcrafter.com. You can also phone her at 415-397-7830.