A collection of stories from Nick Clooney, Lynda Johnson Robb, Jack Klugman, and others who lost someone dear to them and how they keep their memories alive through memory quilts, the arts, scholarships, poetry, recipes, and many other ways to remember their loved ones.
Five Star Review on Amazon By Amy
This book’s stories and its very important messages to create living memories for loved ones who have passed, went straight to my heart. Working to honor and create legacies for those we grieve helps with the process. I found the stories to be encouraging and a balm to my aching soul after having lost my brother within the past year. I work to keep his memory alive in many ways and I know it will result in a lasting foundation that will not only soothe my soul, but give the gifts of his life to the world forever. Thank you to the authors for this compelling compilation
About the Author
After the loss of both her father and mother within a year-and-a-half, Meryl Ain became increasingly interested in how people keep alive the memories of their loved ones. She enlisted the help of her husband, Stewart Ain, and her brother Arthur M. Fischman, to research how individuals carry on the values, passions, and legacies of those who are no longer here. Together, they wrote The Living Memories Project: Legacies That Last, published by Little Miami Publishing Company. The book describes through interviews, anecdotes, essays, poems and photographs the way 32 people — celebrities and others — have transformed their grief into positive action and living legacies. The Living Memories Project was recently honored with a Silver Medal in the 2014 Living Now Book Awards in the Category of Grieving/Death and Dying. A former teacher and school administrator, Dr. Ain writes and speaks about issues related to families, parenting, education, children, grief and loss. She is a blogger for Huffington Post and her articles have appeared on MariaShriver.com, and in The New York Jewish Week, Newsday and The New York Times. She holds a BA from Queens College, a MA from Columbia University Teachers College, and an Ed.D. from Hofstra University.