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Congratulations Jan Lindgren – Senior Heroes Award Winner!

Jan Lindgren Receives Award

Jan Lindgren Receives Award

A few weeks ago Jan Lindgren was honored at the 11th Annual Senior Heroes Award Reception, sponsored by Jefferson County Council on Aging and the Senior’s Resource Center.  Congratulations Jan!

From yet another one of Jan’s community networking groups, Enterprise Wheat Ridge: “Our very own Jan Lindgren, owner of Life’s Reflections and was honored at the Jefferson County Salute to Seniors Heroes Celebration on Thur. May, 7th at Clement Community Center in Lakewood. She was nominated by Enterprise Wheat Ridge for her work on behalf of promoting Enterprise Wheat Ridge and mentoring women in Jefferson County. Jan has helped E WR get some terrific new members by visiting businesses, encouraging them to come to our meetings and create buzz about E WR! Congrats Jan! “

Association of Personal Historians

Association of Personal Historians

Association of Personal Historians

There is one not for profit group that is a great resource as ‘the’ professional network of personal historians.  From their site:

“The Association of Personal Historians, Inc. is a not-for-profit international trade association. The purpose of the Association is to advance the profession of helping individuals, organizations, and communities preserve their histories, memories, and life stories. APH focuses on providing educational, training, and networking opportunities to help professional personal historians, from beginners to advanced, build their personal history businesses. ”

Check out some of the personal historians across our great nation and some even in Canada as well as other countries. 

For your own personal historian, don’t be afraid to contact Jan Lindgren today and begin recording those precious family memories.


Liz Masterson – Songbird of the Sage

Liz Masterson is a very talented western musical artist and performer.  Liz has brought home awards for yodeling, and will keep your sides a splittin’ with her witty cowgirl humor and stories. 

A modern day Patsy Montana, Liz has performed along side great acts such as Riders in the Sky, Baxter Black, Gary McMahan (of ‘Old Double Diamond’ fame), and just about every well-known cowboy poet and singer performing today.

Here is a great video of Liz and her late very talented performing partner Sean Blackburn.


Visit Liz Masterson’s site today!


When you look for the good in others, you discover the best in yourself.

I am not just waiting for something good to happen–I know something good is happening and I am ready to accept it.

Before speaking I ask myself: Is it true, is it kind, is it necessary?

Things that we take forgranted in our lives are totally amazing. –                                                                                                                  –Peter Kater

Be more concerned about your character than your   reputation.      John Wooden

If you can’t excel with talent, triumph with effort. D.Weinbaum

Rev. Dr. Patty Luchenbach Lakewood CO

As I shared the memories and stories of my ancestors and the stories of my life I felt embraced and honored with Jan’s ability to hear me and respect my journey.  The time spent with Jan will be a memory in my book of life.  Thank you, Jan.


Sometimes just listening is the greatest act of love.

Carolyn Romero – Loveland CO

For over 30 years I have been researching the genealogy of the Juan de Jesus Vigil family, who settled in southern Colorado in 1860.   As I have located descendants, Jan has helped me document the family history by interviewing over 50 members of my family.  Jan has the ability to put people at ease and is able to draw interesting facts from our family members.

To find more about Carolyn’s ancestory go to


Obstacles present us with opportunities.

If I want to see change, I must change my thinking.

I consider each day a golden opportunity for me to have a fresh outlook on my world.

Ron Jerman – Wheat Ridge CO

Anyone interested in preserving their family history should definately contact Jan Lindgren of Life’s Reflections.  My wife and I recently had our stories recorded as a gift to our kids and grandchildren.  We found this to be a most enjoyable experience.  Jan seemed genuinely interested in everything we were saying and it became like reminiscing with an old friend.

Homesteading with the Juan de Jesus Vigil Family

In 1860 Juan de Jesus Vigil and his wife Maria Romano Bustos Vigil came to southern Colorado with 16  children.  They homesteaded near the base of the Spanish Peaks at a settlement called Trujillo Creek. As their sons became 21 they also were granted  homesteads.

As a Personal Historian I have interviewed over 50 descendants of this interesting early Colorado family.


Click here to know more about the early Juan de Jesus Vigil family and their scholarship foundation.

                                                        Jan Lindgren of Life’s Reflections