Last month when my cousin, Sherry, was here visiting us in Hawaii, we started rummaging through a box full of old photographs. Now I know that the readers of the Robin’s Craft Room blog are far too sophisticated about such items as photographs to have them stashed in boxes in closets. You all have them neatly arranged in wonderful scrapbooks, don’t you? No?? Hmmm. I may have a scrapbooking class for you this summer!
Anyway, there in the middle of the box was a book I probably had seen before but had never really noticed.
It was my mother’s scrapbook from her Senior Year in High School. She graduated in 1940, and here in my hands was a book that contained what was important to her all those years ago. My mother passed away several years ago. Looking through this book, though, made me feel almost as connected to her as if she were still alive. Except that I couldn’t ask her questions about it.
Here’s the cover, and over the next month or so, I’ll be sharing with you some of the wonderful little tidbits that I found behind this cover. Some of the sharing will be excepts from an article that I’m going to write about what to consider as you’re preparing a scrapbook in terms of what’s really important to preserve your memories. Think you know all the answers? I may have some new insights for you, based on my own personal experience.
May is National Scrapbooking Month. For most of the month I’ll be traveling away from Hawaii, so I haven’t scheduled any scrapbook classes. But Scrapbooks aren’t going to go away, and I’ll probably schedule something for June–just in time for Wedding Scrapbooks, of course!