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NESTcafé: They Don’t Want Your Stuff, They Want Your Stories!

November 20, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm


What legacy will you leave with your family and friends? Will it be the things of your life – your grandmother’s antique desk, your wedding china and silver, the money you set aside for your grandchildren’s education? Or will it be the stories of your life – lessons learned over a lifetime, and the messages of love and appreciation to those most dear to you? Too often we focus only on the objects and financial aspects of our legacy and neglect the preservation of our stories and the wisdom gained from our life experiences.

Join Eva Dougherty, owner of Smooth Transitions of Seattle, and Kathy Englert, owner of Your Story Unfolded, as they discuss the concept of legacy and share the surprising results of studies in this area. They’ll help answer the question “What do I do with all my stuff?” and provide strategies for preserving items with financial and sentimental value. They’ll also provide you with a variety of ideas for capturing and preserving the important stories and lessons of your life. During the presentation, you’ll pair up with another attendee and share your own stories. Think about an object you own that has a great story associated with it. If your object is relatively small, please bring it with you. Think Antiques Roadshow meets StoryCorps!

Our sincere thanks to the Lifelong Recreation Program for making available the space at the Brig.


November 20, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm


Magnuson Park Brig, Rm 406
6344 NE 74th Street
Seattle, WA 98115
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