Sunday Memories

Sunday Memories.

It is still young, but it is my tradition to make each of my nieces and nephews a journal for Christmas to encourage writing in the coming year. In 2010, I merged this idea with my Family History interest. It is a journal of Sundays, a journal of stories. Each page is dated and contains a prompt to encourage remembrance. My hope was that when my nieces and nephews are grown, they will have some stories tucked away to share with their own children and grandchildren.

There was never a doubt that I would be participating in this project, writing every Sunday to answer the prompts. I confess that I’ve tailored my answers thus far to be appropriate for my nieces and nephews. I do not have a journal of my own, however; I have been sharing (and will continue to share) my answers here on my blog, as well as by postal mail to each of the kids.

It’s a lot of postage, but I admit that I am loving the project. I love the consistency of writing every weekend. I love the fact that even though I created the project and prompts, I still have to think about my answers before I write.

If you are interested, please feel free to play along. If you answer on your blog, please send a link back to me.

01-02-11     My hopes for 2011 are…

01-09-11     I like to collect…

01-16-11     My favorite saying is…

01-23-11     When I grow up, I want to be…

01-30-11     Life wasn’t easy when…

02-06-11     I thought I wanted…

02-13-11     The people in my family are…

02-20-11     I was named after…

02-27-11     The hardest thing I’ve learned in life so far is…

03-06-11     Our best kept secret family recipe is…

03-13-11     My most prized possession is…

03-20-11     The first sign of Spring is…

03-37-11     I was rushed to the hospital when…

04-04-11     I feel silly when…

04-10-11     Places I’ve lived include…

04-17-11     The best part of growing up is…

04-24-11     To me, Easter means…

05-01-11     My best friend is…

05-08-11     My mom makes the best…

05-15-11     I am especially good at…

05-22-11    My parents always say…

05-29-11    My Memorial Day traditions include…

06-05-11     I remember life before…

06-12-11     One of my favorite hobbies is…

06-19-11     My Dad is the greatest because…

06-26-11     The sounds and smells of Summer are…

07-03-11     What I love about America is…

07-10-11     My favorite family vacation was…

07-17-11     The best advice I ever received was…

07-24-11     The person in my family I look most like is…

07-31-11     My sisters are…

08-07-11     My brothers are…

08-14-11     I didn’t realize my family had grown until…

08-21-11     My favorite subject in school is…

08-28-11     My favorite teacher is…

09-04-11     My first job was…

09-11-11     On 09/11/01, I was…

09-18-11     My Grandma/Grandpa had the unusual habit of…

09-25-11     The best part of Autumn is…

10-02-11     Grandma/Grandpa taught me…

10-09-11     My grandparents’ home is…

10-16-11     My favorite book is…

10-23-11     I love…

10-30-11     I’m afraid of…

11-06-11     My faith is…

11-13-11     One Veteran I’ll never forget is…

11-20-11     How I prepare for Thanksgiving is…

11-27-11     I hope my children/grandchildren…

12-04-11     What’s in my Christmas stocking on Christmas morning…

12-11-11     The best Christmas gifts are…

12-18-11     One Winter, it snowed so hard that…

12-25-11     The best thing about Christmas is…

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