Friday, November 19, 2010

A New Blog

Years ago I helped my mother write a book of stories about herself.  I had given her a copy of a book called "To My Children's Children" that was full of questions that helped her remember her life.  She wrote long rambling letters, and I entered them on the computer, editing,  combining, and organizing them without loosing her voice.
I had family pictures scanned and added numerous "quick pick" illustrations, and we ended up with a quite nice book.  I had hard bound copies made for all of my siblings and their kids.  I think Mom was very proud and happy with it.

Last Mother's Day my daughter gave me a similar book.

So, I have decided to use blogger to start writing  some of my stories.
I Think it's going to be a long winter, so with laptop and a warm fire I'm starting
Merikay Remembers.

Of course I'll keep up my dream here, but remembering will be fun.

Exercise Goal:
 miles on the treadmill, 

miles Friday
Thinking of  Margie

Total walked = 254 miles
Someday I will be hiking 1000 miles in National Parks!


  1. Oh goody! That sounds fun. I'll check it out!

  2. Happy Birthday!!!! :)
    I am behind on my blog reading, and I missed your birthday, so I get to wish you ALL GOOD THINGS today instead.

    I gave my mom one of those books,too. A couple of years later I hadn't gotten it back and asked her about it. She didn't remember getting it. :(

    They are such a wonderful idea and I'm glad you made a book of your mom's, and it must be such fun to have your kids give you a memory book, too. It will be such a good legacy for them.

  3. Happy Birthday! I am late too, been traveling so much we haven't been online as often. Blogging your stories is a good idea! The book sounds like it was an excellent idea. I have seen similar things over the years and always admired the creative folks who put that time into making them. Very cool thing to do for family!

    97 Roadtrek 170P "Taj Ma Trek"

  4. I love the posts on your other blog. No comments over there, eh? Maybe the idea is to keep the stories from a consistent perspective. Congratulations on getting started, though!


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