Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

The Lapps family arrives tonight, so I won't be having much blogging time over the next few days. I hope the weather holds so that you all get where you need to be without problems. You know that is my one and only irrational fear. I try not to think about it, so I'm not even going to get in to it.

We had "A Year of Memories" on Monday. I'll be posting the layouts on the AYM blog. This month's assignment was to think of the #1 in the context of "One thing I know for sure" or "One thing I know is true." I love how everyone interpreted that. Here's mine:
"One thing I know for sure---if you don't write down your stories, no one will remember them." I devoted this layout to my "students" who have embraced the idea of committing their stories to paper.  I am so passionate about it. I truly believe we're providing ourselves with a little bit of immortality. Even if many of my books wind up in an antique shop 50 years from now, I think people will be interested in how we lived. Most of my scrapbooking is about the day to day stuff.

Have you written down your stories? Why don't you? You don't have to scrapbook---just start a journal. If you do, your grandchildren will thank you for it.

Have a really nice Thanksgiving and create some memories. Better yet, write them down!!


  1. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family Barbara.

  2. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours Barbara!

    Your thoughts about someone finding your books in an antique shop sound very like my dream of someone lifting one of my albums down from the attic and discovering what their Great Grandma made


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