Sunday, October 26, 2008

Stories In Hand

OK, I am committed to Jessica Sprague's new class Stories In Hand, sounds like it will be a alot of fun and a chance to develop the stories of our lives that need to be told.

Jessica had a shopping list of a few items that we will need, a naked 6 x 6 binder and some 65lb card stock (white/cream/grey). I didn't really think it would be a big deal to find the binder so I headed over to my local scrapbooking store, just my luck they didn't have any but they could order one, I decided to wait. I hadn't been in the store in about a year since I have been digitally scrapbooking. Do I miss it, sure and boy was it tempting to just pick-up a few goodies, but I restrained myself and headed for the door. I was able to go online to and order the binder and page protectors that I would need.
I am really looking forward to telling my stories, leaving a little piece of me for my daughter. Funny thing is that I have been diligently working on my family tree for quite sometime now. My tree has grown in directions that I never fathomed it would, it has become a very addicting project. Not only am I learning names, dates and places of my ancestry but I want to know the stories of their lives, who were they, why did the immigrate, the questions are endless. I have been fortunate to find some documentation and information on my ancestors but I really believe that we need to tell our stories. Imagine the thrill of future generations who stumble across our stories . . . my ancestors will know who I am, why I do the things I do and why I wanted to leave them this gift.

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