Here is this week's journal prompt :
One of the biggest surprises in my life was the way in which my husband formally proposed. We had talked about marriage and I knew we were going to get married, but I didn't know when he would actually ask me. I never would have guessed that it would be in front of my entire family at Christmas time! He wrapped up a CD Case - so I of course, thought his present was going to be music. I opened it up, and it was a blank CD Case with a small note inside that said "Turn around." I turned around and Joey was on one knee and he asked me to marry him. I hurled myself into his arms and was quite embarrassed when I realized that I didn't even answer him! Of course I told him Yes.
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 email@example.com.