Monday, February 24, 2014

The Book of Me Written By You~Prompt 23~Memory Board



I am participating in Julie Goucher's activity:
This week's prompt is – Memory Board
- How do you see the point of a memory board
- Why keep one?
- Do you keep one? Or will you?
This could be a cork board in your office, kitchen or regular space? If you do what do you keep on it? and why?

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I have never kept a memory board and do not anticipate having one. The closest thing I can think of to have something like this is when my children were young and I posted their school or craft items on the refrigerator. I now have these things packed away, those that I want to keep forever.

I do save some papers of my grandchildren's coloring and pictures also. I have a special box just for their items. Cards they have made us, maybe a special craft or two. When each of my grandchildren were in pre-school (the second one is just finishing up there) they made Valentines cards to send to grandma and grandpa. They were such a wonderful surprise to receive in the mail! 


Stamped and mailed to us!


Written by the princess!

When I was a teenager it was poplar to have a scrapbook and I enjoyed having one. I remember saving "my head gear" from when I had braces. I saved high school moments in it also. I haven't looked at it in years. I am sure one day when I find it to scan, I will be sharing what is inside.

As an adult, I used to save concert tickets and award papers. I do have some items like this in our appropriate binder for our surnames with my genealogy. I have piles of scanning to do (a couple years ago I scanned almost 1,000 items and got burned out-but now I need to get back to it!), and once I scan most paper type items they will be saved digitally. 

If items are not paper, I do have them saved in archival boxes, which I look at occasionally and beyond that most everything else is photographed at least. More than anything at this point I want my items saved digitally, forever! I feel I have enough mess to organize that I do not need a memory board at this time. My "memories" are stored elsewhere, for now.
Thanks for stopping by! 

Wishing you success in all of your genealogical treasure hunts! 




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