Putting Things in Order: A Journal to Organize Your Life for the Next Generation
Ellen Baumritter and David Finkle
Spiral-bound, 150 pages; 2006
It may not be a cheery task, but organizing your life for the next generation could ultimately be the most thoughtful gift to give loved ones. Putting Things in Order is a helpful tool in preparing for inevitable end-of-life concerns. Practical matters are thoroughly covered: listing and distributing possessions; assembling financial information and key documents; and communicating thoughts about wills, living wills, funerals, and obituaries. There are also sections for more personal considerations, including space for recording fond memories, sharing wisdom, and suggesting ways to be remembered. This comprehensive journal offers peace of mind for the one "putting things in order"--and immeasurable assistance to those left behind.