Wednesday, September 13, 2017
One Million Memories: Easy DIY Memoir Book for Genealogy
Before my Grandfather passed away in 2003, he would give us short snippets of his life during World War II. My Grandfather had one heck of a sense of humor and he would tell us funny stories about his ship crew and the potatoes he had to peel for pulling a prank on one of his officers.
He was a joy to be around, always whistling Elvira or Rainy Days and Mondays. He drove too fast, taught me habits that my Grandmother would cringe at, and he fed me candy whenever we went into town and I tagged along.
After he passed, there were so many questions I had about his life. The chance to sit with him and hear his story after story, was gone forever. I'm so grateful to have had him in my life and as my Grandfather and if I could have one wish, it would be to sit with him and hear him ramble on about drinking too much and getting recruited for the Chicago Cubs. (But he didn't go because the family farm needed him.)
This book that I wrote back in 2005 is for him. It is a collection of questions with space to write answers. It is in essence, a DIY memoir for anyone that you cherish.
The truth is that we don't know when our time here will end. My time almost ended in 2014. My children now have my memoir and insights to help guide them after I'm gone. What will your children and grandchildren have?
One Million Memories can be the treasure of your family. Pick up your copy today.