Pin It
.
Favorites

The eternal scrapbook 

Preserving family memories

The eternal scrapbook

Several years ago in California my wife and I drove past a store called Scrapbook World. We had quite a laugh over that one. Who in their right mind, would open a business selling scrapbook supplies? Surely they'd be out of business in a year, right? Well, the joke was on us, because more and more people have been feverishly mounting their memories into scrapbooks, and buying boatloads of supplies in the process.

That memory has me thinking about, well, memories. My family's memories, that is, and how to preserve them. I have no interest in the modern version of the quilting bee --- the scrapbook party --- but I do want to be organized, to be sure that photos and video and all that ephemera I throw in drawers will be accessible to our kids down the road.

It's a daunting task, especially when what you really want to do is relive the good old days, and not necessarily chronicle them. I like to keep myself in the here and now, thinking about the future more than what was, but I'm finding great value, and even fun, in preserving the past.

Today's stuff is tomorrow's old stuff, so if you've ever wished your parents and grandparents had been more organized, more prolific with a camera, or had access to today's technology during yesteryear, give some serious thought to what you're doing now. But really, you can always organize later. Commit those images to film or bytes, and squirrel them away if you can't get out to Scrapbook World just yet. Better to have that ephemera than not. Just don't forget to first enjoy these moments in real time.

In This Guide...

    The eternal scrapbook

    Preserving family memories
    Kids' music seems the most marginal of all markets compared to others currently available by the music industry

    Late summer family fun

    Three ways to keep the family entertained this week

    The eternal scrapbook

    Preserving family memories
    Kids' music seems the most marginal of all markets compared to others currently available by the music industry

    The eternal scrapbook

    Preserving family memories
    Kids' music seems the most marginal of all markets compared to others currently available by the music industry

    The eternal scrapbook

    Preserving family memories
    Kids' music seems the most marginal of all markets compared to others currently available by the music industry

    The eternal scrapbook

    Preserving family memories
    Kids' music seems the most marginal of all markets compared to others currently available by the music industry

    The eternal scrapbook

    Preserving family memories
    Kids' music seems the most marginal of all markets compared to others currently available by the music industry

    The eternal scrapbook

    Preserving family memories
    Kids' music seems the most marginal of all markets compared to others currently available by the music industry

    The eternal scrapbook

    Preserving family memories
    Kids' music seems the most marginal of all markets compared to others currently available by the music industry

    The eternal scrapbook

    Preserving family memories
    Kids' music seems the most marginal of all markets compared to others currently available by the music industry

    The eternal scrapbook

    Preserving family memories
    Kids' music seems the most marginal of all markets compared to others currently available by the music industry

    The eternal scrapbook

    Preserving family memories
    Kids' music seems the most marginal of all markets compared to others currently available by the music industry

    The eternal scrapbook

    Preserving family memories
    Kids' music seems the most marginal of all markets compared to others currently available by the music industry

    The eternal scrapbook

    Preserving family memories
    Kids' music seems the most marginal of all markets compared to others currently available by the music industry

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Latest in Families

More by Michael J. Peter

Browse Listings

Submit an event
Family Game Day @ Penfield Public Library

Family Game Day @ Penfield Public Library

For Ages 4+, with an Adult. Children under 4 will be unable...

Terrific Teeth @ Winton Branch Library

Children ages 3-6. Michelle, a dental hygienist from East Avenue Dentistry, will...

“Fort” Night @ Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County

We provide the blankets & boxes for you to build the perfect...

View all of today's events »

  • Re: Feedback 2/20

    • I think the project is too small. There should be 3 or 4 stories of…

    • on February 20, 2019
  • Re: Feedback 2/20

    • Jackie Marchand - "If it increases traffic, it's because citizens want to shop there and…

    • on February 20, 2019
  • Re: Our national emergency

    • Ms. Towler - Why are you bemoaning defeat before the battle has even been fought?…

    • on February 20, 2019
  • More »
  • This Week's Issue

    Cover Story:
    Yarms: a profile in musical curiosity
    If you’ve frequented the folk and singer-songwriter circuits in Rochester in the last 10 years, you’ve probably heard Ryan Yarmel play. Every Wednesday this month at Abilene Bar and Lounge, Yarmel is hosting a stylistically diverse concert series called the “Yarms February Frolic.” read more ...

    Tweets @RocCityNews

    © 2019 City Newspaper.

    Website powered by Foundation.