Friday, October 14, 2011

Catching the memories

As you can probably tell, I love a bit of story telling, especially stories about people and their lives. That’s why I was delighted when I was gifted this little notebook from my ….. oooh, let me think, complicated family…. step-cousin? Yep, I think that’s right. Whatever the correct title is, this gorgeous woman did a very generous and thoughtful thing when she gave all the women in the extended family their own little gift.


There is a different prompt on each page for the first half of the book. The second half is left blank for you to record your own stories. I love, love, love this idea, and have been thinking about how I can extend it out to the men too. I’d really like to collect the answers to these questions from Paul for Pebble, and from my own Dad for his children and grand children. Then there’s all our other-side-of-the-family people – our family is huge! So many people and so many stories to collect.

A project like this feels especially relevant today, when I received some sad news about one of my extended family members. It reminded me that the time that we have with each other is so short.

Do you collect stories for your family? How do you do it?


1 comment:

  1. Julie what a lovely gift and a great idea, I have kept a journal for many years now and love reading them again and remembering past times. Sorry to hear you have had some sad news today, I agree life is so very short. I have struggled today with my feeling so I thought I would visit some friends tonight in hope to cheer me up. I hope you have a lovely day tomorrow.

    Always Wendy


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