Last week, I introduced you to my idea of the mama's job as HISTORY KEEPER. There are 1,000 ways you can go about securing those memories and history. ...and YES, I realize that some (many?) may be lost as fires and floods come and go and grandchildren sort through things after our deaths without knowledge of how important things are, but there is a thing called hope. Hope that what was important -- what was the daily lives of you and your family will get passed down in some form. That is why I diversify as a history keeper. I don't keep everything in one spot and I don't keep it all in one medium.
I think it is because I like to look back. I hunger for real insight into what people were thinking, photos of the everyday back when and the WHYS to the whats and hows of ancient peoples and my own familial ancestry. Some people don't "get" history (I think my husband is one of them), but for those of us that do, we are charged with the heavy responsibility of capturing it and preserving it while we can.
Here they are...nothing terribly impressive.
Remember -- I am SO not a scrapbooker (quotebooks are more my style)...
So mama's, don't be overwhelmed.
Grab a journal -- collect a few of those tactile memories -- write a few notes to your babies.
5 minutes a month. History Keeping has begun.