Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Family History TuesdayZ | Shopping with Mother

Here is this week's journal prompt :

Each Tuesday, I am going to be offering prompts or ideas. If you don't write in your journal regularly - I am going to encourage you to write just ONCE A WEEK and answer the question/idea that I give on Tuesdays. These ideas hopefully will spark a memory and you will be able to capture that in what you write/record so that it can be left for your children/grandchildren/family/friends. Give as much detail as you can when answering.

Will you do this for me? Will you do this for your families? You can write it down in a journal, you can type it up on a computer or journaling software, you can take a recorder and talk, you can videotape your answers, you can even scrap a page with the journaling. It doesn't matter how you do this - it's just important that you do it. The memories, the dates, the information is the only real thing we can leave to our families when we are gone.

If I come up with other family history ideas - I will be sure to share it here too - and if you want to share with me your ideas - that would be wonderful and I'd be glad to share them here too. Just comment here or email me at dedesmith32@gmail.com.

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Evie Pea said...

Hello DeDe,

Last Tuesday, I found the Family History journaling challenge because of the Christmas-In-July scrapbooking blog roll.

Do I need to tell you how long I've been promising myself to start keeping a journal? I spent one minute thinking about it, another two calling up a blank doc, and the next five minutes or so writing to my first journaling prompt. I did not even have think about where to begin.

After that I reviewed your Tuesday blogs to download about two weeks worth of past prompts so that if I get the notion...that took 10 minutes.

So within 15 minutes, I was not only convinced but had begun! Five minutes a week seems a manageable, constructive investment in my family. So easy.

So I have taken your challenge. This is so remarkable. Thank you for inspiring me.