Have you ever sat around the table with family or friends and start trying to remember how old one of your pets are, or what Christmas it was that you had the big snow. Being a military family, we could usually connect what happened to where you were living. There are certain markers in ones life that you go back to when you are trying to date things... you know, before the kids were born, or when we had the "Cordorba".... or when we lived in a certain city.
Well, we now live at a residence that we have lived at for the past 20 plus years, so the "where we lived thing" is not as useful as it once was. There are other markers we refer to for remembering, but its getting harder and harder!
While working on some of my memory book scrapbooking events for other people I have thought about, talked about, planned out how to do a Family Memory book.... and this is the year to do it. Terry and I will be married 30 years this summer and I think its a good time to work on a 30 page memory book. One page per year... filled with facts and pictures... cars, houses, kids, pets, etc... not a lot of journalling, some though.
I have worked on some time line facts over the past month, enlisting the help and memories of relatives and friends. It is amazing the things people remember.... What cars we had, how Christmas's went... what renovations we did.... what trips we made...what pets we had and when the came and when they left....