Tag Archives: reminisce

How to Make Scrapbooks and Memory Books — 2

In my last post I wrote about why one might want to make a memory book. This post will focus on how to make a memory book or what to put in it. I would like to say that the … Continue reading

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Dad’s Retirement Memories Preserved Digitally and in Another Memory Book

I recently was looking through the pictures and letters in my father’s retirement notebook.  Originally he had made a scrapbook using one of those books with the so-called “Magnetic Pages”.  Of course, these pages have a sticky surface that eventually … Continue reading

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First Car – Last Car: Independence Gained and Lost (A story of Daddy and Me)

I may have written previously about how dad took me to take my first driver’s license test.  He had also taken me out to practice driving a few times before I took the test.  I don’t know if I mentioned that … Continue reading

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High School Graduation Memory Books

When my oldest daughter graduated from high school, over 25 years ago I found myself in a bit of a quandary.  I wanted to give her something very special to mark the occasion.  When I had graduated high school more … Continue reading

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A Birthday Party by Mail

When dad was approaching his 80th birthday, I wanted to throw him a big party.  The problem with that was that I lived 3000 miles away.  I was working full-time and couldn’t figure out how to organize a party from such … Continue reading

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Photographs – Helping Those with Dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease While Preserving Memories for Future Generations

Dad was always a pretty quiet guy.  Mom was the one who tended to keep a conversation flowing.  Still, there were times when dad would get on a roll and tell funny stories from work or from his family.  Now … Continue reading

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Making Memory Books for People with Alzheimer’s Disease or Dementia.

Even before mom and dad started showing symptoms of dementia, I had made photo books for myself and my family.  Some of my early books were made from vacation photos on http://www.kodakgallery.com or http://www.shutterfly.com.  My children had also made books … Continue reading

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