i recently started documenting my childhood memories. I want to have these availabe to my Grandchildren. I'm 85.
I started with Grammer school - coming home smelling cookies; neighborhood children; losing a friend at age 9. I ended up with 8 printed pages. The more I went back in time the more memories came to thought. I started making notes for Junior High school and High School - I have a long way to go.
When finalized these will be typed and put together in a notebook. I hope to include pictures as well.
I grew up in a suburb of Boston MA - lots of wonderful memories and I think this is a good way for any senior to not only put together past history but I think it will also help bringing to life many memories.
We sit and go thru all our cute and funny pictures, we talk and laugh. I feel if you want your grandkids to be there for you, you have to do the same. You have to earn their love. That’s our job as a grandparent. And now with all the technology there is no excuse not to at least call/text them “I Love you”, at least. I love my babies 🙏
I made Memory Books and had pictures from birth up to the time I made my book. I also had their Grand Parents as far back as Ancestors.com took me.
Funny though, I found the foreign ancestors were easier to find than the ones in the good OLD USA.
All my GrandParents were dead, except for a very OLD Grand Mother who hardly spoke to me. My mother was an orphan so she didn't have much to tell me, a little here and there. It always broke my heart to know that, but there were 7 of them age 1 to 9, then my Grand Dad died 4 years after my Grand Mother.