Everyone has a story to tell. Our most memorable life experiences, memories and moments should be remembered and cherished. Often, these most treasured moments are spread across diaries and photo albums, each a piece of a life well-lived.
Recordalife specialises in bringing all of these memories together and ensuring your special moments are written and recorded forever. The range of themes people bring to Recordalife are as wide-ranging as memories themselves, representing every kind of life-event imaginable. Below, we’ll look at some of the common themes people bring to Recordalife, and the memorable life experiences that people want to savour and record forever.
When people sit down and talk about their favourite life events with Recordalife’s professional oral historians, one theme that comes up again and again is first meetings. We all know what an impact a special person can have on our lives, and these meetings leave an unmistakable impression.
Often, when recounting their Recordalife Life Story, people will always find themselves awash with memories of that first meeting with their wife or husband. Tiny details come back to mind that seem long-forgotten but were just waiting to be remembered. Talking about these first meetings is an amazing way to bring back a whole palette of vivid memories, making the recordings and hard-back books that result from the process that much richer and more detailed.
No matter how far back we go, or how much older we get, we never really forget our best friends. These are the people who make us who we are, who understand us like few others, and so friendship is a powerful theme that comes up time and time again at Recordalife.
We find that people of all ages often find a smile playing across their lips when talking about their best childhood friend, the person they used to get into scrapes and mischief with. At the same time, we often hear the stories of lifelong friends who have been there through thick and thin, who help in times of need. Recordalife Life Story Audio sessions are often rich with stories of shared holidays with friends and those small moments that make a friendship, some from decades ago.
Whether talking about family, friends or a partner, love is a ubiquitous theme in Recordalife sessions. Calling back on memories – remembering the special times and instances that make up people’s favourite life events – always goes hand in hand with this strongest of emotions. Whether talking about grandparents, parents, siblings or children, this is always one theme we come back to again and again.
Services like Recordalove Love Story are designed with this in mind, telling the story of relationships and pairings that have led to love. Our oral historians find in their interviews that everyone always comes back to this theme, showing it to be an important and valuable part of how memories are made and cherished.