There are 3 parts of family memory keeping that are part of the crafting/scrapbooking world. First is Living History, what is happening now, the trip to the zoo, last years family reunion etc. Second, memories from days gone by, our ancestors, where they came from and how their experiences helped to shape us into who we are today, and finally staying in touch with the family that we have now, but don't see as often. I would like to spend a little time each week on all 3 of these.
One of the reasons that Uncle Walter is one of my favorite relatives, even though I never met him, is that he wrote his own obituary. For some reason that has always made me smile. My dad grew up farming with Uncle Walter, and I heard stories about him for years before I fell in love with family history. When I saw the Sunday's Obituary prompt on geneabloggers I knew exactly who I wanted to scrapbook!