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Sharing Special Memories

Updated on September 8, 2012

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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      Diana L Pierce 6 years ago from Potter County, Pa.

      I wish I had wrote down more stories that was told to me by loved ones that are no longer here. Family stories are left buried in the past.

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      Movie Master 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Diana, recording family history is so important yet we tend not to do it! I am learning a lot of family history going through old photos with mum, nothing had been written down at all, so now I am making a bit of an effort to! thanks for an inspirational hub.

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      Diana L Pierce 6 years ago from Potter County, Pa.

      Thank you so much for the nice comments.

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      Brenda Barnes 6 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      I keep saying that I will journal and scrapbook at least weekly. Your Hub is an inspiration and reminder. Thanks.

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      Gail Sobotkin 6 years ago from South Carolina

      This is a gentle reminder that it only takes one person in a family or cluster of friends to record many great moments spent together. Pictures are great, but they're even more meaningful when combined with a few words of explanation that jog the memory.

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      Fiddleman 6 years ago

      Very informative hub and some helpful suggestions.