Preserving Your Family Stories with Stephanie Nichols and Helen Babcock

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What would you give to have access to the stories of your grandparents, or even your great-grandparents, told in their own words? You can make this possible for future generations in your family.

Our community is made up of “seasoned” souls, people with a wealth of life experience, humor, and wisdom to share. What were the formative events of your life, what have been your greatest satisfactions and your greatest challenges? Do you have stories about earlier generations that will get lost if you don’t preserve them? The process of asking and answering these questions will provide you an opportunity to reflect on your life, and the gift of your stories will be invaluable to your children and grandchildren.

Stephanie Nichols has helped numerous people preserve their stories. Among them is Helen Babcock, who got together with her sisters to tell colorful tales of their childhood in the housing projects of Charlestown. Helen and Stephanie will present this program together, giving you an opportunity to laugh, reflect, and consider getting your own family story project started. Come find out how!

 About the Speakers

 Stephanie Nichols grew up in town and holds degrees from Dartmouth College and Starr King School for the Ministry. She pursued a twenty-year career as a Unitarian Universalist parish minister, then in 2008 moved back to Winchester with her husband, David Boyer. Stephanie now runs Stephanie Nichols Personal History, a service that helps people create memoirs and preserve family stories. www.nicholstories.com

 Helen Babcock needs no introduction to the Jenks community. She currently serves as chair of the Council on Aging and member of the Jenks Learning Connection. In addition to her career in real estate management, Helen has served in numerous roles in town over the years, for which she was recognized as Winchester’s 2012 Citizen of the Year.

 This program is presented by the Education Committee of the Winchester Seniors Association and is supported by a grant from the John and Mary Murphy Educational Foundation.


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