A Brilliant Idea From My 98-Year Old Great Aunt

I had another family funeral to go to today.  This has been a tough few months for my family.  But today, we celebrated my great aunt who lived a good, long life.  And she was a blessing to those around her.

Memories to CherishThe thing I found really cool today, was something that she did that probably made things easier for her family.  A few years ago, for her 90th birthday, she put together her own little life history video, with her voice recorded in parts of it.

This video was replayed at the funeral, along with a couple of others made by the family.  See, Tia Teresa has been getting all of her photos and memories documented for probably close to ten years now, if I can remember correctly.  It was important to her to have that to pass on to her grandkids.

Sound familiar?

I totally celebrate each and every one of you who are doing this same thing for your families.  Fewer and fewer will have what you're taking the time to create with each passing year, as most photos are only being shared briefly on Facebook and Instagram now, and then are never kept for future use.  But I don't have to tell you that.

Anyway, I really just wanted to share what a great idea my great Tia Teresa had.  Creating her own life history to share, with her voice.  I think I'm going to have to do that myself, even though the books will tell quite a bit of the story.

I hope your stories are told, however you do it, for your family to enjoy now, and later.

Until the next time, Enjoy!

~ Deb

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