Imagine a book filled with stories about you, as told by you, your family and/or friends. It would definitely be one to keep. Stories of where you’ve been, people you’ve met and some of the crazy, daft, amazing things you’ve got up to.
It was listening to my Father-in-Law tell his stories that gave me the idea for these little books.
At 93, John is a good man with a mischievous glint in his eye – which you sometimes still get a glimpse of. His days are quieter now but it wasn’t always that way. His life is full of stories; living through WW2, travelling the world with his job and Europe with his family, enjoying the finer things in life and playing hard with family and friends. Back in the day, lets just say he wasn’t afraid to break a few rules ;-)
Sat with family he loves to tell the old stories and one day I started to scribble them down. I just thought they needed to be recorded so they’d never get lost or forgotten.
Chatting to the family we got a total of 59 stories, from delivering Spitfires, to being chased up the M1 and meeting Princess Diana. All ready to be put into a little ‘memory lane’ of pages, an A5 size book which was created with the help of Kim at local Northampton printers KallKwik .
I created a simple family tree that sits at the front of the book, so everyone reading the stories can see who is who to John and added a few photos.
If you know someone who would like something like this then drop me a message and lets have a chat about:
(1) What the theme of the stories would be
2) Who would tell the stories, could be one person or a group of ‘story tellers’, the more people the more variety of stories!
(3) Who would collate the stories and/or edit them
(4) Whether you would want to include some photos?
I only charge for my time to put the stories together. The printing is done by KallKwik Northampton and I do not put anything on top of that. These costs will be worked out once we have chatted and come up with a plan.