Memories are special.
Memories are what keep families together.
We all have memories. Some people tell me they don’t. But that’s not true. Those memories may not be in the forefront of their mind but they are there. How can you retrieve them? A simple way is through photos. Once you pull out those photos and begin browsing through, those memories will come alive.
But then you may ask what do I do with those memories? Tell the story!!!!
We all have stories and they are fun and family members do want to hear them. Some may say no but give them time. Capture those memories and put them in a book or slide show and those family members will be captivated.
What are some themes you could focus on to tell those stories? Well here is a start … and I say start because the stories can be endless.
But perhaps this will help you to get those memory cells activated.
Themes or Stories:
Carnivals or Fairs
Coming to a New Land
Favorite Foods of Childhood
First Cooked Meal
First Day of School
First Wartime Christmas
First Year of Marriage
Fun Recess Times
Going to the Barbershop
Hard Family Times
Hardest Day of Your Life
Most Embarrassing Moment
Most Memorable Meal
Nicest Thing Someone Has Done for Me
Pets from the Past
Returning From War
Simple Games We Played … without toys
Snow Day Fun
Special Baking Times
Special Time with Grandparents
Things We Did Before TV
What We Did On Summer Vacations
What Were Your Good Old Days?
Hope this list gets your creativity flowing and the desire in your heart to retrieve those memories and share them with your loved ones.
Feel overwhelmed and paralyzed with the process, I’m here to help. I’ve been capturing my family stories since 1997. It’s been very special. I can help you do the same!
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