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Letters to Ethan

Monday, November 15, 2010

President of the American Family Foundation
shares wisdom in letters to grandson
“Dear Ethan”
 ~ Leaving a legacy
through letters ~

Grandparents are often the quiet leaders of a family, offering their years of life experience to guide younger generations. Tom McQueen, licensed marriage and family therapist and president of the American Family Foundation, wanted his grandson to have something tangible, especially in this digital age, to remember the wisdom only a grandparent can provide. So he began by writing “Dear Ethan.”

McQueen’s new book,  is a collection
 of the letters he wrote to his young grandson
sharing lessons on life’s highs and lows
from love and friendship to death and conflict.

“We live in an era where
technology has taken us away
from relationships and family.”

“My goal with Letters to Ethan
is to encourage people to return to
spending time with their families
 and developing those relationships.”

~ McQueen

Growing up, McQueen knew the love and support of his maternal grandparents who lived with his family, but longed to know his paternal grandparents who died before he was born. Wishing they had left behind a record of their lives, McQueen was inspired to write letters to his son and grandson, which led him to launch the Legacy Nation campaign.

The Legacy Nation campaign:
*  a place where parents & grandparents can upload their own letters to their children
*  presents parents & grandparents with information on how to make a positive impact on the lives of their children &  

Parents can also join the Legacy Nation Child Protection Technology Team, which will provide the most advanced technological resources available to reduce the incidents of child abductions and exploitation.

With endorsements from ESPN’s Dick Vitale and legendary coach Lou Holtz as well as a forward by Rudy Ruettiger of the classic film “Rudy,” Letters to Ethan and McQueen’s Legacy Nation campaign encourages parents and grandparents to teach their children essential life lessons through letters.

“I made Ethan a promise in my heart that I would become the very best grandfather I was capable of becoming,” McQueen says. “I am committed to sharing with him the lessons that have shaped my journey here on Earth with the hope he will someday find the insights meaningful in his own life.”

About Tom McQueen:
Author of Letters to Ethan: A Grandfather’s Legacy of Life and Love

As a licensed marriage and family therapist for over 25 years and president of the American Family Foundation, Tom McQueen is an expert in family relationships. But what has taught him most about life, love and family is his role as a father and grandfather.

McQueen resides in Florida with his wife of 31 years, Dottie, and enjoys spending time with his son and daughter-in-law, Joe and Alison, and his grandchildren Kaelynn and Ethan. In addition to his volunteer work as the president of the American Family Foundation, McQueen hosts free workshops for churches. For more information, visit www.legacynationusa.com and www.letterstoethan.com

Letters to Ethan: A Grandfather’s Legacy of Life and Love
(Seraphina Press, 978-0-9841965-9-3, Paperback, November 2010, $14.95)

Grateful thanks to Phenix & Phenix for the complimentary copy!

I am really looking forward to reading the 'Letters to Ethan'
I am a firm believer in spending time with family and friends,
 developing real intimacy in those relationships.
Looking over the book, I can see that it is an easy read;
one that you will pick up & read in an evening or two.
Every chapter is a letter written to Ethan,
straight from his grandfather's heart.
I am especially interested in reading this book
because I have always wanted to write letters to my kids
~ maybe I have a new project coming up!!!

~ Karla Meachem

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