They say you should let go of the past….

I say that’s bosh. 

The past is the strongbox of the heart. It’s where we keep important things we can’t touch. 

Now, if the heart is a strongbox and memories are a doorway to our past, the stories we preserve are the key we can share with others. 

A special key we can hold that connects friends, family, and generations. From past to present and beyond. 

As a personal historian, my services help preserve the story of a person. The places and experiences that shaped them. The relationships. The lessons they wish to pass on. 

It’s memorykeeping. It’s relationship storytelling. It’s living history.

Nothing is ever really lost to us as long as we remember it

L.M. Montgomery, The Story Girl

Hi. I’m Nicholas Blasquez, keepsake historian and storyteller at your service.

Why stories? Because they add spice to life. Excitement, empathy, and understanding. The very backbone of the world…

…Pick a story, any story. How about The Great Gatsby. Everybody loves that one. Now…imagine if you could go pull a book from your bookshelf—right now—and read your great grandmother’s account of her time as a flapper. Or Great Uncle Charley’s stint as a moonshine runner. What about the first-person narrative of how Great Granddaddy Detective Earl Shiner used to arrest and book those reckless bootleggers…and so on and so forth. 

Fun fact: The term flapper started in Great Britain, a name for the trendy young gals who wore rubber galoshes left open to flap when they walked. Soon after, the name became a badge of honor for liberated, trailblazing young women as we know it today. 

Yes indeed, our stories matter. With technology changing the world so quickly and completely, they matter more than ever. 

And with technology changing us so quickly and completely, our stories that cherish human connection matter more than ever. 

This is why I offer keepsake services that begin with oral history interviews. Once we’ve got the memories recorded, the sky’s the limit on what can be created. Two neat written options include memoir services* and personal letters.*

(*please see the above links for a description of what I do as a personal historian.)

A blog about history, memories, and exploring the world through words

Stories: The Glue That Binds Us