Keeping the memories alive | Grandmother’s Journal
May 5, 2017 by Shandi Dews Leave a comment
My grandmother will be 100 in September, and one of my favorite things is listening to her stories. With so many years under her belt, she has got some great stories to tell. However, what can we do to remember those stories, when she is no longer here to tell them? The Grandmother’s Journal is the answer.
This beautiful journal is the perfect way to save all of your Grandmother’s stories, and learn a little more about her life. At the very beginning of the journal, there is a family tree, that will map out your family back to your Great-Grandparents.
The journal is then broken down into 6 chapters, each one dedicated to a different part of your Grandmother’s life. The first chapter is all about your Grandmother’s life; where she was born, about her parents, and her grandparents. There is a section about the foods she enjoyed as a child, and about the family Heritage. In the second chapter, your Grandmother can write all about her life growing up; her home, her school year from elementary through high school, her teen years.
In chapter three, she will record her memories about becoming an adult; Being on her own, her career, marriage, and where she lived. Chapter four is where she will tell you all about your parent, her child; their birth, childhood, teen years. About their education, family life, how your parents met, and even about your own birth.
Chapter five is where she will share all her memories about the family traditions; Family gatherings, recipes, and special holiday recipes. Chapter six is the final chapter, and the one in which she gives her thoughts on life, and living; Historic events in her life, her favorite things, and her life as it is now. She can record her words of wisdom, describe the family traits she sees in you, and what her wishes are for you.
On the very back cover of this beautiful journal, is a place for your Grandmother to place photos and other memorabilia. This book is hardbound and sure to become a family treasure, as you look back over the years and remember those special moments you had with your Grandmother. This Grandmother’s Journal would be the perfect Mother’s Day present. We are thrilled to be able to give one of these special journals to a lucky reader. Simply enter the giveaway below.