Thank you to everyone who participated in the drawings and our family history week. I really enjoyed sharing our stories. It made me think about what I would like to do in the future with my own personal history. Thinking about a scrapbook of some sort. I found a 24 page document I made many years ago filled with personal history ideas. Kerri Bradford has a great personal history class that I have enjoyed. I have only done a couple of the pages, but I have renewed desires to record.
I received my first journal when I was 8 years old. I have been writing for the last 33 years. Not everyday, but enough that there is a very accurate record of my life. Perhaps too much information, but there are little gems like my 10 year old testimony. I have memories of my great-grandmother's death. It was traumatic, perhaps because my grandfather had died unexpectedly a few years before. It was fun to find an entry. Unfortunately there is a nauseating amount of entries dedicated to my various teenage crushes. UGH! I think I will thin those out because even I don't find those entertaining.
"A life that is not documented is a life that within a generation or two will largely be lost to memory. What a tragedy this can be in the history of a family. Knowledge of our ancestors shapes us and instills within us values that give direction and meaning to our lives." (Elder Dennis B. Neuenschwander, "Bridges and Eternal Keepsakes, General Conference, April 1999)
Again, thank you for all the emails and kindness expressed. On to the winners.....
My lovely assistant.
Hooray Karyn Allen! You won the day #2 prize (my life in graphs journal)!
Chalie! Congratulations! You won the day #3 prizes (list journal).
So excited for you Vanalee! You won the day #4 prizes (the scribbles dairy)!
Congratulations Kathy Nelson! You won the day #5 prizes (642 things to write about)!
Hooray Lanette Hopkins! You won the day #6 prizes (my beautiful life)!
I will email each of you.