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Questions, Considerations and Resources

The questions HERE will provide some great starter background details and discussion.

If you want to develop a really nice life summary for you or someone else, it may be worth investing $15-$25 in a good book to help with a substantial number of questions plus strategies for assembling the materials. Two books you might consider are Memento: My Life in Stories by Michael McQueen and Questions to Bring You Closer to Dad by Stuart Gustafson and Robyn Freedman Spizman

WARNING: I’ve talked to numerous people who were handed a book like the two mentioned above and asked to fill it out. For the people I’ve talked with, any guess how much of it was completed? Almost none! To use one of these books effectively involves choosing key questions and then collecting the information in a way that’s convenient

Some people will be more comfortable answering the questions verbally rather than writing or typing responses. Assure you collect the information as easily as possible for the person you want the background from (including if it’s from you, of course!)

Hand-written answers can be answered by printing THESE PAGES and adding more 3-hole paper pages for longer hand-written answers than the spaces allow

  • You may want to customize the questions and/or type out the answers.If so, the questions are HERE in a Word format so you can download the questions, answer them directly and then save them on your computer and print the results to put in your binder
  • For voice recording of the responses, you can use a cassette recorder; MP3 recorder; smartphone voice recorder; computer recording program or ???. Then put the media (CD, thumb drive or ???) in the pouch in the back of your BoaL. (you may also want to note where on the computer and internet you have saved this.)
  • For video recording of the responses, you can use a videocamera; computer camera and microphone; smartphone camera, StoryCorps.me or ??? Then put the media (DVD, thumb drive or ???) in the pouch in the back of your BoaL (you may also want to note where on the computer and internet you have saved this.)

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