Who reads them? I admit I skim. However, I realize they are a beautiful way to keep family history recorded and easily referenced.
Except for my resume, I rarely keep a record of significant events. Oh I might note them in my day book, but then I toss it into a large keepsake box for the year. I quit making scrape books long ago when I realized no one would ever open them.
But I wish I had a page for each year’s happenings. That way I could find how many years it was since my granddaughter visited me in Ann Arbor. We think it was when she was still in grade school. She’s in her first year of college now. My grandson came up to my shoulder then. At his high school graduation he was a head taller than me.
And when did my husband, Paul and I visit the Litvaks and Sawyers in California, the Weinsteins or Schnee family in New York and Boston or for that matter Paul’s son and wife in Arizona? I know it has been seven years since I saw my oldest son, who also lives in Arizona, but we’ve seen Paul’s granddaughters in the last three years, I think.
You can see I might be among the many to start writing and sending out personal histories of the year. I did enclose postcards in my Christmas greetings for all the books I have self-published on Amazon. It didn’t require too much courage to push my books because the first Christmas cards came from Ann Arbor’s happy jewelry companies and antique shops in Chelsea, Tecumseh, etc.
Kudos to those of you who are able to quickly answer which year each relative or friend accomplished their dreams. Write on!
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