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Retirees turn more attention to personal legacies

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Sitting at a desk handed down from his grandfather, Dr. Paul Wilson, 80, a retired psychiatrist, recounts stories from his life which have become part of a memoir to share with his grandchildren about what his life was like, at his home in Bethesda, Md.

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A growing number of retirees are looking to pass along more to the next generation than money and possessions. Life histories, ethical wills and video recordings are just some of the ways people are leaving their personal legacies for loved ones. Their use is becoming more common and small businesses are emerging to meet the demand.
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