I’ve been ruminating. When I was asked to write a post for the APH blog regarding the recent publication of Skills for Personal Historians and Business Tips for Personal Historians—two collections of tips and advice from my former blog about personal history—I had a hard time deciding on what to write. I didn’t want to do a self-promotional piece.… Read More »
Author Archives: Dan Curtis
I first met Susan at a woman’s cancer support group where I’d been invited to talk about the value of personal histories.
Susan was nearing the end of a long struggle. She was in her forties, married, with two daughters, 13 and 16. I didn’t need to convince her of the merit of recording a personal history. She was eager to begin.
Susan wanted the girls to know something of her life and she wanted to provide motherly advice on such issues as dating, marriage, and friendship. She asked me to film the special places and moments that were important to her and her daughters.