Christmas 2014

Christmas 2014

Thursday, May 08, 2014

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It was my intention to complete my book and share it with you when it was done.  Getting into the pages made me realize that this is not something to be put together quickly.  It is a work project of love and reflection.  It awakens a passion for sharing our stories.  It creates caution for how we want to tell things to our grandchildren.

First for today, let me say you should order this for your mother for Mother's Day.  Darn it that I have waited this close to the day to make my recommendation.  Perhaps you could order the book and give Mom and IOU.  It is also plenty of time to order for Father's Day.  Dads can create heirloom journals too.

Who is ideal to buy the book for:  1.)  Traditional families with one grandchild.  2.)  Traditional families with one child and multiple grandchildren.  I list those first because everything falls in place much better when you are concentrating on one grandchild and then when you are telling multiple grandchildren about one set of parents.

Traditional families with multiple children and grandchildren might want to buy several books to complete for each family.  They are reasonably priced to do just that.

Non-traditional families can enjoy filling out the pages of this book too.  It simply requires a little more adaptation.  For instance I have been married twice.  My grandchildren did not know their biological grandfather all that well.  They did know and love their step-grandfather so I must make room for stories about both.  It is more of a challenge, but I can do it.  Pages of the book can be removed if they do not fit  your needs.  I do wish STORIES FROM MY GRANDPARENT came with a few blank pages for
us to add as needed.

Regardless this is a delightful and amazing path of discovery and Susan Adcox has done a wonderful job establishing guidelines for us to share our stories.  I intend to give a book to my sister and brother to prepare for their families. 


Click HERE to see how mine starts.

12 comments:

gigihawaii said...

That project sounds great. Good luck with it.

Linda said...

I found a similar book in the "after Christmas" aisle and bought it with the intention of filling it out for our grandsons. Yes, it is not an easy task quickly done. I write rough drafts on my computer, then hand write those comments into the book because there is something special about seeing a loved ones own hand in the story. My goal is one page a week, but I don't always make it. Hopefully I will finish by next Christmas.

Linda said...

I found a similar book in the "after Christmas" aisle and bought it with the intention of filling it out for our grandsons. Yes, it is not an easy task quickly done. I write rough drafts on my computer, then hand write those comments into the book because there is something special about seeing a loved ones own hand in the story. My goal is one page a week, but I don't always make it. Hopefully I will finish by next Christmas.

Elephant's Child said...

It is an absolutely brilliant idea. How I wish I had been presented with one like it - about my parents and about my grandparents.
Magic.
And I love the start you have shown us.

LL Cool Joe said...

Looks like a great idea and a wonderful gift for someone who is interested in family history. Have fun doing it!

Olga Hebert said...

What a great idea this is. Thank-you for sharing it.

Brite Mist said...

it is a great idea for all those situations you have mentioned - i do not fit any of them, but it does sound wonderful

Snaggle Tooth said...

I miss my grand parents n parents too for that matter. Good project! Now if I were only retired n had time for all I'd like to write...

heartinhand said...

I have started similar books for my kids. You posting about this has inspired me to pull them out and work on them again!

Lynn said...

I wish I had something like that from my parents. A delightful project that your family will treasure.

Happy Mothers Day on Sunday, my friend.

Riot Kitty said...

That is so cool that you are doing this! Well, each of my parents is the oldest of five, and I have 25 first cousins...how many books does that translate to? Probably a library ;)

Kay said...

This sounds like a fabulous idea. I have something similar that my sister-in-law gave us. I should work on it again.