Sometimes a gift that costs only your time is the most treasured gift of all. This Christmas, if you want to give something special to your family, you might consider recording your personal history. After you get started the memories will come flooding back. If the method of recording your history is a problem, hint that you would like a good voice recorder for Christmas.
Just imagine how delighted your children and grandchildren would be to know what it was like for you “back then.” Recall memorable events, large and small, Christmas, school, family, work, get-togethers, mishaps and misfortunes, struggles, what made your family laugh, and your wedding. The possibilities are endless.
When we are with a family making funeral arrangements, we hear some of the most delightful stories from families recalling the life of their loved one. It would be so sad if those stories were lost forever.