"We do not remember days, we remember moments. The richness of life lives in memories we have forgotten." - Cesare Pavese

"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away."- Humorist George Carlin

Barbara's "Memory Box" of Her Life with Harry. Prompted by the death of her husband in February, 2005, this project was absolutely essential to Barbara's emotional healing and dealing with her grief. (Her personal report on this topic appears in her June, 2005 widow's report.)

Picture Yourself in a Typesetter's Tray. This how-to project by Barbara—a pictorial presentation of her life from childhood to about age 43—was originally published in her "Making Memories" column which ran in Crafts 'n Things magazine during 1998-1999. It will give you some great ideas on how to make a pictorial record of your own life that you and your heirs will cherish forever.

A Father's Memory Box. This was another project that ran in Barbara's "Making Memories" column— this one a unique memory box of photos and personal possessions of her father. It includes tips on how to make a fabulous gift for your own father, or a cherished keepsake of him.

Daddy's Garage - an oil painting and poem by Barbara.


Here's an Idea for You . . .

Many believe that digital cameras are marking the end of film and old-fashioned photo albums as well, but a lot of us still treasure "real pictures" and the links they give us to our past. If you happen to have older or fully grown children, plus lots of old photos that never made it into albums, you might think about dividing those photos into piles, one of each child, and give them as a present, along with a photo album to get them started. This way, your children can preserve their own past in their own creative way. One woman who did this one Christmas said it was the most appreciated gift she had ever given her children. - Barb

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