family starting out for Kentucky—–I didn’t listen! I was too busy rolling my eyes at the thought that there was ever a time when people traveled by wagons—much less pulled by mules! How embarrassing!
I was reminded of my youthful attitude when I watched my grandsons’ eyes glaze over when I told him about exploring Japanese bunkers and tunnels under the housing area where I lived in Japan. When I mentioned that the tunnels hid Zeros from US Bombers during WWII, my grandson thought that I was a Big Zero and that my story was a Big Bomb!
How I regret not listening to my Uncle John’s family stories! And, how my grandson will regret not listening to my family stories—– unless—-the memories are preserved until he is old enough to appreciate them!
One method to preserve memories is by creating a family blog and archiving the blog on disks. GoDaddy Quick Blog is easy and inexpensive. Choosing a domain name is fun—– I used LavGoTomTrom.com (a combination of abbreviated family surnames).
I asked family members to blog in their family memories, along with pictures. I archived the blog on disks. You will be amazed at how much you will learn about your family. (Don’t worry—you are the editor!)
When you find wonderful bits of family history stuck away in drawers, make something of it! My boyfriend had an old autographed picture of General Montgomery pinning metals on his dad. We also found the metals. We had the picture and the metals framed in a shadow box. I caught his son starring at the picture over and over, and I am sure his son,