Wednesday, October 22, 2014

I Wish I Had Realized That Family History is a Perishable Commodity


"I wish I had realized that family history is a perishable commodity. It disappears with time, as memories fade, and as loved ones pass on. I wish I had known that the most important aspect of family history is preserving a record of the present for the future." -Guy Black

So true! Start preserving YOUR life history... right now!

-Sarah :)

3 comments:

  1. Oh, I so relate to this quote. Every week in my classes someone relates a story of asking a question and finding out a family story they never knew. Last week, one of my students told us she called her father in China and he talked and talked and told her the tender story of how he had met her mother. These are just the kind of things I hope will happen!

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  2. one of my cousins is the genealogist, but I hold the memories. My mother was the picture album creator - complete with names and dates. 100 years worth. I have stashed dozens of pages in the albums with all of the family stories I can remember about those in the pictures or the event. Luckily for us, we were not rich enough for fancy entertainment - but were we blessed with exceptional story tellers.

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  3. This is a great quote! Can anyone tell me who Guy Black is?

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