Napoleon of the Chimps, 1915
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Yesterday after I posted about book titles I was going thru my saved documents looking for some family history.Today I wanted to save some important files from the computer to a thumb drive, in case this system would die. There was a large file labeled “The Jack and Sherry Darnell Family”, so I opened it. I noticed the last time it had been opened was over 2 years ago.
It IS a book of our lives, WHAT? It is 256 pages of #12 print. Imma thinking, when did I do this? For some reason I noted ‘Paula got a ticket down in Texas’, I do remember Paula blogging about getting a traffic ticket. Note to ask Pauline when that was, hahaha
On further notes I read, 'this is for our family if they are ever curious about our lives.' Now it is coming back to me. I was thinking of the things I should have asked my parents about their lives before it was too late. So I started that book to lessen the chance of that happening to our boys. I had forgotten all about the book.
At all times I have a couple books started, I lose interest or inspiration and nothing comes up to get me back to the manuscript. Presently there is sort of a history book and a dog book. AND NOW I know I also have a book that is ready for a title. It might be: “This Crazy Family” or “Look What Sherry Did” or “The Head of this Family ain’t Right!”
Well now my interest is certainly rekindled, so I need to get back to that book and finish it. Maybe I can do that while here near Disney!
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The early 30's cars will always be favorites of mine but I
never owned one.
What a neat find! ... waiting for just the right moment to reappear. I can 'hear' the enthusiasm in your words, Jack.
Boy, I can't tell you how many times I've wanted to kick myself for not asking more questions of my parents. 'Guess I thought they'd never really go away.
I can't recall what year it was I got my speeding ticket but you can bet I slow down when I drive through that area usually with another car on my tail.
I think its great to write such a book like that, Jack. I know I have unanswered questions about my mom, my early growing up years, etc. Writing things down in case someone is interested is a good thing!
So Jack what kind of things did you write down for them?
How wonderful! I should take a cue from you and find out if there is something my children would like to know. We think we tell the stories over and over, but I may have left out some info important to them. Writing it all down would not be easy and my memory isn't what it used to be. I'm know for a fact that my sister remembers things that I don't. Good idea to make a copy. Something like that would hard to redo.
My memory is great but it's very, very short. I need to follow your example, just in case the kids want to know..........we retain what interests us at the time but it's still a great idea to write it down somewhere before we loose it all together.
love n' hugs from up north where we're ' chillin' '
the perfect story to be told and you the perfect storyteller to tell it.
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