Panhandle woman helps others preserve their family heritage
Elaine Potmesil, co-founder of Preserving Heart and Heritage of
Alliance, points out a family photo and adjoining story about
Warren Trank’s grandmother while sharing the memory album she
created for the Trank family. Potmesil also designs CD’s of family
photos, stories, documents and heirlooms. Photo By Tonya
Posted: Saturday, February 28, 2009 11:00 pm
ALLIANCE — Elaine Potmesil is the only daughter of an only
daughter. She had to learn on her own how to preserve her family’s
history. Now she’s passing along those skills to others.
“When my grandmother passed away, my mother inherited her things
and then when my mother passed away, I inherited not only my
mother’s things but my grandmother’s things as well, thus becoming
the keeper of our family’s documents and heirlooms,” Potmesil said.
“I did not know the power of how one person values another person’s
life once they are gone.”
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