I am a strong believer that we who are interested in, and work in Genealogy need to leave a legacy for our descendants. The legacy could be some notes, some scrapbooks, an autobiography as I have written about, or other items. But the best action we could take is to write a book or books.
I have a cousin who wrote me a most unusual letter when I published a book on our mutual surname. The letter addresses much better than I can the value of a book. The letter follows, click to enlarge: