12.08.2009

Make History

“If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.”
~Rudyard Kipling

Heritage Associates is in the story-telling business. Remember Y2K? What about hanging chads? They will be answers on a history exam pretty soon, just obscure phrases, unless a story goes along with them. It's easy to forget that we're the ones making history.

Someday a grandchild will ask, "Do you remember 9/11?" When you describe how your neighborhood gathered and lit candles in memory of the victims, how flags flew from every house, and how crowds were afraid to gather, your stories will teach the lessons learned from that tragic time. If you've told your story.

Having had a recent brush with death, Dee Halverson is viewing history from a personal perspective. What will he leave behind? The most meaningful legacy a person can bequeath his posterity is a record of what he learned through his experience.

A whole decade has passed since the start of the new millennium, and a lot has happened. Back then Deep Throat was still a mystery. Terms like iPod and You Tube weren't invented yet, cell phones couldn't take pictures, Katrina was just a Dutch name, and nobody dreamed we'd have an African American president. With these events as a backdrop, your personal history has context. When viewed against the economic challenges of the time, your corporate history can be seen with insight and perspective.

Heritage Associates has told the stories of families, towns, businesses, buildings, and individuals. Dee's research has taken him from Newfoundland to Poland, from the 1600's to the present, and from the ordinary to the extraordinary. Everyone's story is valuable.

If your history is scattered among Day Timers, piles in your drawer, or stacks in your closet, let our experts help you organize and compile a book for those who will look to you for experience. You are making history.