What Will Three Generations From Now Think About Your Day?

I wish I could open a door, step through and be in my grandmother’s world when she was 10-years-old. I’d follow her through the day, making notes about when she got up, what she had for breakfast, and which of her two dresses she wore.

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And, as much as I want to know about the past, I guarantee you the people three generations from now will want to know about your life

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Take a few minutes today and make an audio or video recording about something you did today. Here’s mine:

  • was crazy enough to do errands in a pouring rain during the commute
  • loved working on my website to music from Pandora and Peter, Paul & Mary Station
  • bought a Christmas card for my mom – $8.99. do you believe it!
  • debating on registering for a class on writing ekstasis poetry (I had to look it up, too)
  • picked up two fresh out-of-the-oven sticky rolls for my sister and great-niece

Sounds like kind of a boring day, doesn’t it? But I bet you someone reading this in 2116 won’t think so. The stories of your everyday life are so worth saving. Trust me on this one!

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What do you think people three generations from today will think about your day? Make today a day worthy of a wonderful story! #genealogy

One comment

  1. I agree with you, Nancy! I know that I would love to know the day-to-day things about my grandparents and great-grandparents. I’d like to know the day-to-day about my Uncle Bobby Joe who died while stationed in Germany in 1963. He was hit and dragged by a streetcar….but what had him there at that moment? I don’t know. None of us do.

    This is definitely a worthwhile project and call to action! I will try to be better about doing this. After getting a bad diagnosis about my eyes 2 weeks ago, this isn’t something I can put off writing any longer.

    Have a blessed week and a very Happy New Year!

Love to know what you think!