"We do not remember
days, we remember moments. The richness of life lives in
memories we have forgotten." - Cesare Pavese
"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments
that take our breath away."- Humorist George Carlin
Barbara's "Memory Box" of Her Life
with Harry. Prompted by the death of her husband in February, 2005, this project was absolutely essential to
Barbara's emotional healing
and dealing with her grief. (Her personal report on this topic
appears in her June,
2005 widow's report.)
Picture Yourself in a
Typesetter's Tray. This how-to project by Barbara—a pictorial
presentation of her life from childhood to about age 43—was originally
published in her "Making Memories" column which ran in Crafts 'n Things magazine during 1998-1999.
It will give you some great ideas on how to make a pictorial record of
your own life that you and your heirs will cherish forever.
A Father's Memory Box. This
was another project that ran in Barbara's "Making Memories"
column— this one a unique memory box of photos and personal possessions of her
father. It includes tips on how to make a fabulous gift for your own father, or a
cherished keepsake of him.
Daddy's Garage - an oil painting and poem by Barbara.
Here's an Idea for You . . .
Many believe that digital cameras are marking the end of film and
old-fashioned photo albums as well, but a lot of us still treasure "real
pictures" and the links they give us to our past. If you happen to have older or
fully grown children, plus lots of old photos that never made it into albums,
you might think about dividing those photos into piles, one of each child, and
give them as a present, along with a photo album to get them started. This way,
your children can preserve their own past in their own creative way. One woman
who did this one Christmas said it was the most appreciated gift she had ever
given her children. - Barb
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