I am all about saving family stories. And, family treasures, although I have few of them.
For this Save-a-Story Saturday, I invite you to leave a comment about a family treasure that you’ve saved.
Several years ago I wrote an article for the magazine Personal Journaling on keeping a 21st Century journal. In it, I bemoaned the fact that there were no diaries passed down through the generations and fewer still family treasures.
However, I have managed to gather a few . . . and they truly are precious to me. I’m in the process of photographing them using Shotbox, which is a pretty neat product that allows me to actually get a great photo of family treasures. So far, these are the keepsakes I’ve managed to save:
- my great-great-grandfather’s straight edge razor
- a few beautiful teacups
- a text book that my great-grandfather used when teaching school
- my grandmother’s cookbook
- my great-grandfather’s bible
- a locket
- hand-held chalkboards used more than 100 years ago
- my grandmother’s wedding dress
- a hand-carved duck decoy
My goal is to write at least a paragraph about each of these, then insert my photos. Just think of the kinds of stories you can write about each of your keepsakes. Although I obviously wasn’t at my grandmother’s wedding, I can definitely imagine it. And, I have the ability to research photos of the time and place she was married as well as the events of the day. Now these are the stories that I love. And, if I don’t do it, who will?
If you don’t do it, who will?
Thank you for leaving a comment and sharing what family treasures you’ve saved.