Monday, November 23, 2009

Over the River and Through the Woods... Part 2

As you gather for the holidays, as there is a mix of older and younger folks, consider keeping a paper and pen/pencil handy - along with your camera. Even better, take along an audio digital recorder to capture those great family stories of days gone by.

You will enjoy them today, but they will be even more precious "tomorrow" when granny or gramps or Aunt Hattie or Uncle Louie are no longer around to tell them. Capture those stories, preserve them, so that you can share them with your young ones at future gatherings.

Perhaps you are one of the lucky ones that can remember and repeat stories orally. I need to have them written down or recorded. I also like to "check them out" for accuracy, so that when I repeat them, some of the facts are even better than when I heard it the first time. This may or may not be for you. We each have our own story-telling practices. What ever they are, use them. Tell your stories. Share them.

Families are Forever! ;-)

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