Telling your story through audio and video. Http://mylifeaudio.com.
A consistent theme in talking to people about MyLifeAudo.Com is the wish they recorded their family histories. To most people, it’s comforting to document portions of their lives as benchmarks; something to return to in future years.
As I look over my life, I discover that my parents were my best friends and the older I got the closer we became. Dad and Mom became Catherine and Leonard. The emphasis on teaching me life lessons was over. Now we related as people.
My father and mother were good and kind people simply trying to make their way through life. It was rare to hear a negative word from either of them. They truly listened and they were truly interested in my life.
Yes, I did a formal recording of my Dad years ago which gave me the idea for this site. But I think I would have been happier to record both parents in an informal setting to ask them about their hopes and dreams as they entered the latter portions of their lives.
Discovering that my parents were my best friends came later in life. Now I regret that I do not have the ability to hear them once again. I’m not quite sure I would have placed the recordings on a website but any vehicle that would let me “interact” with them once again would be nice.
The bottom-line? Record your memories before they get away.