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Did you ever feel a need to share your story with your family - your history and other facts of which they may not be aware? There are not many story tellers left and it's important that a family history be shared with the next generation. You don't have to "be a writer" to do this, but if you have an affinity for writing, writing it in memoir fashion is a good way to 1) Pass on the family story; 2) fulfill your need to express yourself; and 3) connect a family with that shared history. This is not a geneological report, but a personal telling of stories.
I once gathered together a number of poems I had written over the years; put them in a bound folder; and titled it, "Judith's Musings." I gave it to my adult children at Christmas one year. They loved it. My gathering/writing stories about my 4.5 year old granddaughter - stories about her, her mom and dad, her aunt, is a work in progress. Coming to grandparenting late in life presents the possibility that I may not be here to share her life as an adult. Since we usually don't remember things before our fifth birthday or so, this is my gift of rembrance to her....as well as a gift for me.