A binder of 130+ letters solicited over 20 years ago to celebrate the 50th wedding anniversary of the author’s parents is a source of family stories and information for future generations. A cookie recipe mentioned in one of the letters is the key to reconnecting with a childhood acquaintance.
Save history one story at a time. November is a good time to start a family tradition of capturing and preserving family memories. The author uses examples from her own family. Encourage your children and everyone in your family to write annual or semi-annual autobiographies. Record older family members.