Southeast Texas Senior News “Unburied Treasure: A Guide to Leaving Your Legacy”

Inspiration for Seniors in East Texas and The Golden Triangle

Make Sure YOUR Story Lives On

On today’s Southeast Texas senior news, we look at our Southeast Texas senior legacies- preserving our stories for family and for future generations.

We have so many stories to tell – and too often our stories do not outlive us.

At SETX Seniors  Magazine and we love telling your stories – but we know you have so much more to share.

Today we look at a book that helps Southeast Texas seniors learn how to preserve their stories for the future.

In her book “Unburied Treasure: A Guide to Leaving Your Legacy” (published by WestBow Press) Christian author Catherine Torrez delivers an easy-to-use guide for recording one’s legacy.

“It’s a great gift idea for parents and grandparents!” says Torrez, who was inspired by her ministry work to write “Unburied Treasure”.

“I used to do nursing home ministry,” remembers Torrez. “While I sang to them I would mention that our purpose in life is to serve others. I had many of them tell me privately that there was nothing left for them to do to serve others and that they were just there waiting to die. I truly believe that the minds of our senior citizens are our greatest treasures, especially if they are our relatives. I would tell them that they should take the time to write their legacy – their thoughts, advice, memories, etc. – and pass it on to their children and this can be their new ‘purpose’ in life. From most of them, I would get this blank look as if they were saying, ‘I wouldn’t know what to write or where to begin.’ That is what inspired me to write this guide book that makes it so easy for anyone to write and leave their legacy.”

At 108-pages, “Unburied Treasure” presents a simple and engaging format for both new and experienced writers. Divided into five chapters, the book includes helpful introductions and encouraging writing prompts. It even includes a place for a photo and a detailed family tree map.

“So many people say that they wished that they would have taken more time to truly know a person and hear their advice and experiences before they died,” she explains. “This book helps to ensure that it is not too late for us to give this book as the greatest gift one can give.”

About the Author

Torrez has been a long time member of her church board and a member of the private school board where her children attended school. One of her most recent accomplishment was self-publishing her autobiography, “Tragedy to Triumph”. Torrez is a public speaker and an educator on topics covering law enforcement and Christian faith.

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What is your Southeast Texas senior story?

What will your SETX Senior legacy be?

Make sure your story is told – and preserved for future generations.

Were you a veteran? So many of our veterans, especially from World War II, Korea, and Vietnam, have shared very little audio bookswith their families.

Did you help build the plants in Southeast Texas?

Do you have recipes you’ve been meaning to pass on?

Are you the keeper of your family’s geneology?

Your family would love to know more about you. About their family.

Share your Southeast Texas senior legacy with them.

Make a video. Write your biography. Leave them your journals or diaries.

In a way, keeping our stories alive keeps us alive.

Do you have stories you’d like to share on SETX Seniors?

E-Mail them to

Let your Southeast Texs senior legacy live on.

We hope today’s Southeast Texas senior news has been helpful for you and your family.

Stay tuned for more SETX Senior news updated daily, 365 days a year.

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