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The Box at Grandma's House

The box at Grandma's house
Filled with years of memories
To be found in her mind only
No sign of who's in the photos
Or what event they represent.
Many times we sat and looked
Through those memories
She talked, I listened....
But no notes were taken,
Now she's gone...
The memories now locked in
Those precious photos and keepsakes.
How I yearn for those times to be back
To write down those memories
So all will remember
The treasures of Grandma's life.

Author: Martha Pearson

This is why I scrapbook and spend so much time making albums. This could be my story.

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phaedie
Apr. 12th, 2011 01:46 am (UTC)
What a wonderful legacy to leave future generations.
So jealous of your future generations tbh. ;P
sharya
Apr. 12th, 2011 05:02 am (UTC)
We shall see! The thing that I am the worst with, is journaling my pictures. I'm trying to keep this poem in mind as I journal, so that I can share the things I think are important about the pictures I've chosen for a particular album.

Meh. So much to do, so little time.
comedychick
Apr. 12th, 2011 04:18 am (UTC)
I'm afraid of that happening to me, too. I wish my Mum was still around so I could ask her questions about some things.

My scrapbooking hasn't been that great, but I have been collating some of my childhood photos and writing more memories out for a few Idol entries this season, so at least I've been making kind of a better start at it now.
sharya
Apr. 12th, 2011 05:03 am (UTC)
I think it's great to do it now, and that you've been doing it.

The journaling part of it is kicking my ass though.
comedychick
Apr. 12th, 2011 05:14 am (UTC)
Journaling is kind of the part that takes the longest though, isn't it? It seems to be for me, anyway. I mean, I put together a scrapbook of my eldest's first two years and it's mostly photos with the occasional words just to specify location. No journal type memories.
sharya
Apr. 12th, 2011 05:33 am (UTC)
Actually, for me it's putting together a page lay-out. But just making the time to remember the specifics as to the pictures and the times they were taken... that's the tough part for me. I suspect it's tough because I haven't been doing it right away - it's taken a long time.
joeymichaels
Apr. 12th, 2011 10:43 am (UTC)
That is charming.
sharya
Apr. 13th, 2011 12:54 am (UTC)
It's a great idea - but I'm still struggling with the execution!

Do you guys have many photo albums?
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sharya
Apr. 13th, 2011 12:55 am (UTC)
Yeah, see this was the big realization of my Grandfather's photos. He was a photographer born in 1900. He's got some really amazing photos. Too bad he and everyone else who knew the subject of the photos, are gone.

I have photos of my grandparents (at least we think it's them), and we suspect it's on their honeymoon, but have no idea really.
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