Sunday, April 12, 2015

My Story



It's time for me to write my story. I'll be 70 years old soon and since I'm experiencing short term memory loss and the general befuddlement that comes with the passing of years I think it best to put to paper things that I've thought and experienced over the years before the inexorable mental and physical frailties take their toll. I've heard people say that they wished their grand parents or parents had written down the history of the family before they died. So many valuable stories fade away and are forgotten. Very few families have a written history. What I want to write is not a linear memoir or autobiography set in chronological order, but a mental connecting the dots of my life and my perception of the world around me that would give me, and any curious family member or reader, some idea of how I got to this place in life, both geographically and psychologically. So, in the coming weeks and months I'll be gathering my thoughts in to a semblance of order. Maybe I'll throw in a photo or two.

5 comments:

Rain Trueax said...

Sounds like a great idea. Good luck with it! :)

Steven Dunn said...

That's a great idea...go for it! I created a couple of blogs a long time ago; one a story of our family and our travels and the other a history of my working life. I hope that someday my grandchildren will find them interesting.

lucylocket said...

I tried to write a family history, but I don't think anyone would be particularly interested. My sons didn't know either set of grandparents and had little contact with my brothers and their families. My blog, particularly my first one, will have to serve. I hope you accomplish more than I did. Your family will love it.

Lorna said...

I'm looking forward to it, but frankly, I thought your posts reflected you so well. I'm keen to see photos.

Raksha said...

That sounds like something I should be doing.