Wednesday, July 04, 2007

No Longer a Stranger

Today I'm blogging on Boomer Babes Rock about the grandmother I never knew. Recently some lost letters emerged that gave me a glimpse into the life of the woman that has remained a mystery for most of my adult life.

I'm the family historian and love collecting and saving cards, letters, and photos. I was the original scrapbooker before Creative Memories came along. I have literally hundreds of albums and continue to collect more. It's one of the things I'm most passionate about.

Our hectic 21st century living precludes us from preserving the past because we're just too busy. But one day, our children and our grandchildren will want to know what we did, what our passions were, what books we read, and how we spent our days.

Sure, we now have "blogging" which has pretty much taken the place of the journal and writing letters, but there's nothing like feeling and touching a letter--see the handwriting and looking at the stamp (it makes it more real).
If you've been putting off writing a letter to someone you love, write it today! What greater day than the Fourth of July!

7 comments:

Susan Kelly Skitt said...

Connie, you're so right about preserving memories, a heritage for our children and their children. I wish I knew more about my grandparents, two have gone on to Glory and two are still here. I find myself "quizzing" them the last few years, jotting down stories about their lives in hopes of giving my children and others a glimpse of God's amazing grace. He is so good...

Thanks for giving us a glimpse into your life and your precious grandmas.

Susan Kelly Skitt said...

Connie, I have to ask a question. I saw the black and white photo of your Grandma Fay on the Boomers blog. Where did this "drawing" come from? Did you have an artist's rendition made?

Connie Pombo said...

I keep a pen by the phone and jot down everything when my mom talks about family!

I keep finding out more things (is that because our memory becomes more clear as we get older?).

I used to do scrapbooking galore, but don't anymore. Sigh!

Hugs,

Connie

Connie Pombo said...

Oh, the black and white photo was actually a photograph of a photograph of a photograph! It's part of the famiy heritage album I did for my parent's 50th wedding anniversary. I was so afraid that something would happen to the "original," that I made color copies of the entire album before I boarded the plane (it cost more than the album, but well worth it!).

Then my mom--the expert oil painter--did an oil painting of the B&W photo! It's my absolute favorite!

Hugs,

Connie

Susanne said...

Thanks for dropping by my place yesterday. It's nice to "meet" you.

I love getting a letter in the mail. There is something about having that hand written being able to touch it quality about it.

Janice said...

I visited your website and loved the angel in your coffee.I really believe in angels. Thanks for your comment. I really enjoyed visiting your site. I also have my great grandmother who I look a lot alike that I never got to meet. So I enjoyed you post. I only have a couple of pictures of her. Anyway, have a great day.
Janice

Connie Pombo said...

Janice,

Thanks for stopping by! Isn't that angel in my coffee awesome? I asked Ashley how she did it and she just smiled! It certainly made my day. Angels are everywhere!

Hugs,

Connie