For many of us, we remember our own parents and grandparents telling stories of walking uphill both ways in the snow just to get to school.
Whether you live in the same town as your grandchildren or half way around the world, if you want your grandchildren to know about you or about your childhood, put it in a scrapbook for them.
My own kids have gone through periods of asking my mom and dad questions about their childhood and periods of not asking questions. With family trees and genealogy so large today, this tells me that at some point in life we begin to ask about and wonder about those who came before us.
Create a scrapbook for your grandchildren. If you can, put in a few pages of when you were a child. Include journaling of where you were born, what street you lived on, and anything else about the town you want to share. Add a page about your jobs as a teenager. Where did you work when you were a teen? My own grandmother and grandfather used to meet in an ice cream shop. Wow, to see a photo of that shop would be amazing.
Add pages of where and how you and your spouse met. My own mom often tells the story of my dad driving an ice cream truck to help pay for her engagement ring. Yes, ice cream seems to run in my family.
Remember, scrapbooks are a combination of both photos and journaling that together tell a story. My grandmother sewed to bring in money. A photo of her sewing does indeed sit in one of my scrapbooks.
There is no way to know at what age your own grandchildren may begin to wonder about your life. Put it in a scrapbook and when they are ready the story will be there for them to read and view.
Audrey Okaneko has been scrapbooking for several years. She can be reached at email@example.com or visited at http://www.scrapping-made-simple.com