Staci Trioio, who shared her Recipe for Posterity earlier this month, has extended a generous invitation for me to guest post today on her blog. The subject? The importance of sharing Memories.
Come join me at her blog, stacitrioio.com and read Why You Should Write About Your Memories.
writing for your family is like reading a Bible in church and why you should get started.
…Since I’m not allowed to write about my actual kids, I’ll use a hypothetical kid as an example. (Disclaimer in case my actual kids read this: I’m in no way implying that the subject of this story did anything less than an exemplary job of reading the Bible in church.)
Hypothetical Aaron, age 16, agreed to read the Bible aloud at a meeting of a hundred plus pastors and elders. Nervous and much more accustomed to rap music than leading worship, Aaron read at breakneck speed. Luckily, he was given a well-known passage. By catching four to five keywords, most were able to identify the familiar parable. The four-minute reading was finished in under a minute.
Were he reading for a discriminating audience, say a teacher or classmates, this would have been a catastrophe. As it was, he got excellent reviews…