Do you know your great-grandparents' names?
On this edition of A Beautiful World, Heather McElhatton talks with Dr. Barry Baines, vice president of Celebrations of Life. Baines says most people don't know the names of their great-grandparents.
In fact, he says, your great-grandchildren probably won't know your name either — unless you do something about it.
Writing a "legacy letter" or an ethical will offers the means to share thoughts, memories, hopes and dreams with future generations, Baines says. A legacy letter is not a legal document. However, it does distribute a person's values and is a heartfelt expression of what truly matters to the author.
If you go
What: This live event, hosted by Suzanne Pekow, will provide an introduction to "legacy letters" and features authors Dr. Barry Baines and Rachael Freed.
When: Thursday, Jan. 29 at 7 p.m.
Where: UBS Forum, located at 480 Cedar St., in downtown St. Paul
Tickets: Free admission with a ticket.