Grandma Emma

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My grandma Emma was a sweet, loving and giving person.  I was close to her and even lived with her for a short time upon graduation from college.  She was born in Mexico in 1905, but came to the U.S. at the age of 18, a gorgeous blonde with incredible style and charisma.  She lived to the ripe age of 88, so I have many fond memories of her. Besides those memories, I have some precious keepsakes that I received from my grandmother.  A few she gave me before she died, but others were given to me by my aunt after grandma’s death.  I’m thankful I have a beautiful 18 carat gold bracelet that was her favorite, and which she wore all the time.  It’s valuable in dollars, but more valuable to me because it belonged to her.   One thing she gave me before she died is a medical reference book that belonged to her mother.  It was published in the early 1900s in Spanish and is called “La Mujer – Medico Del Hogar;” translated it’s “Women – Doctors of Their Homes.”  I love knowing that this book belonged not only to my grandma, but my great grandmother as well. These items are true heirlooms, but no one in my family knows I have them. My aunt knows I have the bracelet because she gave it to me.  But no one else knows I have these items.  As I do not have any children of my own, I would like my siblings, cousins, nieces and nephews to be aware of these items and the story behind them.  Otherwise, upon my demise, they would probably be sold in an estate sale to virtual strangers. I am not sure yet which of my nieces I would like to have the bracelet. None of them …

A Legacy To Be Preserved

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Some of what dad has besides his medals and uniform are articles and books, photos, videos of him telling his story (including one that aired on the local public television station), as well as his written Legacy . Now, some 70 years after the war, it seems there is a new fascination with the events surrounding WWII. The local book store has at least 5 quarterly magazines on its shelves on the subject, there have been movies, TV shows and books on different aspects of WWII in recent years. Dad’s war stories are of interest to many family members, friends and other veterans of foreign wars. The quest to preserve the stories and memorabilia becomes more and more important as time passes. Luckily, there is a way to let Dad’s legacy live on in a fun and secure environment. Secured Inheritance is the first online Legacy builder that allows anyone to preserve a dynasty! As a daughter, I have the ability to record all the photos and stories of my father’s war stories in my Legacy Vault. After it is stored and recorded, I can allow access to all family and friends if I wish. I’m excited for my kids and Grandchildren to have the honor of knowing everything my Father ultimately did for his country, and how it will be passed on from generation to generation. Find out how Secured Inheritance can help you preserve your Legacy! Celebrate today!