Welcome to the New Year and another round of stories.
We love to start the New Year with a new idea. It’s a time to look at things and decide if you can do them better, or not do them at all.
As you can imagine we see a lot of cemeteries, both for work and for our stories.
At every cemetery there are graves that clearly get no love. Even if they are well maintained - and a lot are not - there is no one to remember who they are.
It is one of those commonly held philosophical beliefs that within two generations, we are forgotten. Stories and family memories are not passed on, and before long, there is no one who remembers your name.
So we are going to pick one forgotten grave a month, place a flower and, even though we never knew them, remember that was a person someone loved.
What about you? Are there family stories that should be told? Did someone in your family do something first? Went on a great adventure? Pioneered part of New Zealand? Or was infamous?
Is there someone from your family we should be writing a story about? Let us know in the comments.
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