Sharing Special Memories
Moments That Have Meaning
Moments in our lives that have meaning, are often those we take for granted. Those casual visits from an old friend or relative at the time seem just an ordinary occurrence but years go by and sometimes those ordinary visits become a special part of our memory banks.
Write Things down
A shared story of a past event, a recipe, a sing-a-long, or just sharing time at a reunion taking snapshots to remember the day we got together can all be a very important part of our lives. As we get older we become more aware of times that were wasted and years that passed us by without seeing those who we care about. Children and grandchildren grow up and move miles away. We lose contact with those we love. We get so caught up in our daily routine that tales the elderly family members have to tell never get told or at least not to anyone who will take the time to write it down. Our own family history depends on someone writing things down to share with others.
Record Family History
Can we create our own family history book to pass down to our children? Yes, we can. It takes one person with the interest and time to put it all together. When loved ones get married, have children, have grandchildren, receive an award, become famous, get sick, and/or die someone should take time to write it down.
Share Your Thoughts
Inspiration comes from many sources, but memories can be a powerhouse for ideas to write about. Write the stories our grandparents tell or perhaps something we ourselves engaged in many years ago. Things happen in life sometimes which effects millions of people. Each person has their own story on what they saw unfold. Remember 911? Remember the fury of Katrina? Disasters are memories we never forget. With this in mind, happy events should be treasured forever. Write your memories down. Share what you think. Someone could find the information interesting from a viewpoint they hadn't thought about before.
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Family heirlooms are important to help keep our memories fresh. These are my own personal thoughts on the subject.
It was September 30, 1911, the place, Potter county Pennsylvania. The day the Austin dam broke killing 78 people. My grandmother told me her story.
Memories are moments to cherish forever. Write them down. You'll be surprised by the interest in what you or your loved ones have done.