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A Peek at the past

The other day I was going through some things my Mother had. She passed away a few months ago. Among a few papers in a box, was one sheet of paper that appears to be part of her autobiography. It told of her being a small child walking behind a man who was plowing a field with a mule team. It told of a cousin I had never heard of. Since it was only one page it didn't have much but it started me thinking.
Everyone should keep a record of things that have happened in their lives. We tend to forget as we get older, or we don't remember quite like it was. I have started my own autobiography for my children to read after I'm gone. It will give them insight as to the kind of person I am, and the events that have taken place in my life. They know me as their mother, but they don't know me as a person.
There are so many things we don't know about our parents, things we never took the time to learn while they were here. I want to leave something that my children and grand children can read and learn what kind of person I am.  I would suggest no matter what your age is, that you do the same thing. Your children will be glad you did.
I'm going to go through my mothers computer and see if I can find her autobiography in full. I hope it is there.

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Royal Presence
Royal Presence | March 27th 2012 at 1332897891

I agree. I've done a few things like that, but have changed computers so much and forgotten to transfer all files.
It's a great idea.

Right now, I'm working on a recipe book of my Mom's recipes for my family. I hope they can capture some of her spirit.
CLOSED... | March 28th 2012 at 1332918253

Great idea... Thank you for sharing... So very sorry for the loss of your Mother...
alicesgiftshop | March 28th 2012 at 1332950085

Robin that is a great idea, my mother keep journals of her everyday life. I also found alot of notes to me which made me smile. I am so sorry for your loss of your mother.
Donna's Stuff & More
Donna's Stuff & More | March 28th 2012 at 1332958696

People used to always keep journals. I've started a few times but never got very far! Thanks for giving me the push to start again!
Ayuni Gifts of the World
Ayuni Gifts of the World | March 28th 2012 at 1332999501

So true Robin - there are so many things that I wish I had talked about and asked my mother and my grandmother - and now I'll never have that chance. How wonderful it would have been if they had kept diaries for me to read!
Indizona Variety
Indizona Variety | May 26th 2012 at 1338080004

That is a good idea, though I don't think I will ever get one written. Your kids will be blessed to have yours.

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