little legacy A small thing handed down by a predecessor
Little legacy started as a remembrance project , a positive and creative space, to celebrate small things handed down by predecessors.
I started to write down a list of little legacies when I realised my mum was dying from brain cancer. It has become a list of things my mum did which have changed my life in some way. Gifts that didn’t cost money, or even a great deal of time.
If your life is a patchwork quilt, then imagine some squares have a story, connected to someone else, that you’ve held on to, treasured, maybe even lived your life by, that’s a little legacy. Sometimes they pop up when you least expect them.
It’s about small things and celebration. After Mum died in January 2011, Little Legacy started as a space to share memories and thoughts as I came to terms with my bereavement. I introduced a linky to connect other people who have loved and lost.
As time passed I felt ready to look to the future again, and to think about my own little legacies. I started to make a Memory Book, capturing my own childhood, and the characters in it.
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