|Civil Marriage Ceremony, 1800's|
When a relative died, a few years ago, we sat together at the family's main house and looked through the large family Bible. The matriarch of the home had recorded many historical family events. It was nice to see when Grandpa was ordained as a minister, and the number of children born through the generations. I saw the names of close relatives who had died as babies. I also saw when someone joined the army or had some accomplishment.
Recently, I read how an Amish family had a history book of their family. They would pull this out and read over the family names and events and share it with the children and grandchildren.
I was thinking, this morning, that I will create a little book for our immediate family. It will start with the marriage ceremony of Mr. White and I, and then chronicle our lives throughout the years. I will add to it as we go along. There will be little notes and newspaper clippings, like when our daughter made the paper, or when we owned our store. But most of it will include select photographs, little memories, and dates and events.
It will be a precious, permanent recording of the history of our family - of Mr. and Mrs. White and their descendants.
A Living History - Homemaking Links the Generations.
A Joyful Time of Serving the Family - Spending the Day in the Kitchen.
Financial Struggles - How the Old Time Mothers Survived Poverty.
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