Born a grandchild
now a grandmother
Your life spans 5 generations
but you still have work to do.
YOU DAUGHTER GRAND DAUGHT...
If you do nothing…
Your children will know about you
and
Your children will know something
about their grandparents
If you do nothing…
Your grandkids will still know things
about you but the only thing they will
know about your mother and...
But if you decide to put
together a booklet of pictures
and stories
These things will happen
Your kids will be happy to learn
your complete life story
as well as that of their
grandparents
and
they will see that the...
Your grandkids will thank you
many times for your life story
made in pictures and text
and
that you have made their great
...
Lastly,
your grandkids will get to
know about their great, great
grandparents and their places
of origin in Europe
Okay, what is next?
How do I get started?
Get out your old box of pictures
that you have put off doing
anything with for so many years
I know that you might not kno...
Make a pile of pictures that
include you, your spouse, your
kids, their spouses and their
children
Start sorting the oldest
pictures into grouping of your
four family groups
 Your father’s family
 Your mother’s family
...
Then put each group in
roughly chronological order
When you are done you will have six
groups of pictures each in
a column...
Who are these people?
What about those pictures that
you don’t know who they are?
(This is the hard part.)
If other family members can’t
help an...
Unfortunately, even if your
sentimentality makes you save
these images of unknown
people
the succeeding generations will
t...
Some of my grandmother’s
pictures were saved because
my mother and I sat down and
wrote names on some of
these pictures
Un...
Start writing the names, dates
and locations on picture backs
Start with the groups first
and then
do individuals last
As you start to put pictures in
order remember that this is
just temporary. Pictures will
be moved around and some
will be...
This is how one picture from
each family group or subgroup
looks today
My family today
Start with a picture of you and
your spouse
Next put a picture of your
children as they are now
PICTURE OF our FAMILY
Our family today
Three children, their spouses and
grandchild Kate
My parents, brothers and me
My wife and her parents
Pictures of my father’s family
PICTURE OF FATHER’S FAMILY
Pictures of my mother’s family
Pictures of my wife’s father’s
family
This is my wife’s mother family
Now get some blank typing
paper and scotch tape.
Tape current pictures of your
family: You, your spouse, your
children and...
Remember to label each picture
in your final copy.
Make sure that you include the
names that you know and a question
mark ...
These pages can later be placed in a
photo album or scrapbook that has
pages that are a full page pocket.
Each family grou...
Your first chapter is that of your
current family.
This will include you, your spouse, your
children and grandchildren.
Gr...
Your second chapter
Tape down pictures from your
dad’s family.
Your third chapter
Tape down pictures of your
mother’s family
Your fourth and fifth chapters
Tape down pictures of the two
sides of your spouse’s family
each in separate chapters.
Get ...
Go to a self copy place like an
Office Depot to get an idea of
how you are doing.
Copy your chapters,
Review what you have...
This completes the photo
journaling part of the process.
If you choose to continue,
supplemental materials are
provided on...
As you look at your finished photo
album, it will give you a feeling of
accomplishment.
However, you will notice that you ...
As you work try to reflect on
the people that you knew well
family details
and
favorite stories
In a notebook or a computer
Microsoft Word file
start to write down
your thoughts about some of
these people
Taking my photo album I
started to write stories about
groups and individuals within
these groups.
Look at some of the pag...
This is what I did with my Real
People booklet that you have seen
here today.
Putting some stories together with
the photo...
The next slides will show you some
more things you could add to your
booklet of photos and stories.
At the end of the pres...
In the photo book I have added
Maps of Local Interest
I also included some extra
pictures of certain places
Maps of Countries of Origin
Pictures of Earlier Homes
Family Genealogy
Chart I - Your parents and grandparents
Chart 2 – Your children and your
grandchildren
Chart 3- Your sibl...
A family genealogy chart of
the earlier generations
Start with your grandparents,
parents and you
YOU
MOTHERFATHER
GRANDMOTHERGRANDFATHER
GRANDMOTHERGRANDFATHER
A genealogy chart of your
current family
include
your children and their
children
YOUSPOUSE
DAUGHTERSPOUSE SPOUSESON SPOUSESON
DAUGHTERSON DAUGHTERSON DAUGHTERSON
Make a chart of your siblings and
their spouses and their children
also
Add your spouse’s siblings, spouses
and their chil...
SPOUSE’S
SISTER
HER
SPOUSE
YOUSPOUSE
HIS
SPOUSE
YOUR
BROTHER
DAUGHTERSON DAUGHTERSON DAUGHTERSON
Good job!
You have a great feeling of
accomplishment but
you will want to keep adding the
original.
This is my final version
or
“so I thought”
George Burns wrote a book
called, “ One hundred stories
for one hundred years”
He simply wrote stories from
his life.
At t...
Jimmy Carter showed me a neat
way of planning his writing.
He took a word like baseball
which he made into his chapter
hea...
Some other chapters in his book
1. White House vacations
2. Sharing my faith
3. Watching birds together
4. Navy life
5. Fl...
I made lists of my life
experiences that were funny,
serious, rewarding or just
everyday stories
As I reflected and starte...
I made lists of my life
experiences that were funny,
serious, rewarding or just
everyday stories
As I reflected and starte...
An example of something funny
1. Egged at work
2. 2Finger stuck in helmet
3. 3.Where is my favorite player?
4. 4. Soaked i...
An example of a serious event
1. My window was closed
2. 2. My three kids and weed killer
3. 3Three bad falls
4. 4. A woma...
An example of something that I
am proud of
1 A softball team
2 Principal for a week
3. All three with their masters
4. Hel...
An example of a general interest
story
1. Fergie , a cool guy
2. No hockey
3. The insult that sent me to college
4.Her fin...
Now you are done!
You have something to be proud of
as you give your children their own
copy. Your relatives might also be...
Born a grandchild, now a grandmother - by Keith Kestner
Born a grandchild, now a grandmother - by Keith Kestner
Born a grandchild, now a grandmother - by Keith Kestner
Born a grandchild, now a grandmother - by Keith Kestner
Born a grandchild, now a grandmother - by Keith Kestner
Born a grandchild, now a grandmother - by Keith Kestner
Born a grandchild, now a grandmother - by Keith Kestner
Born a grandchild, now a grandmother - by Keith Kestner
Born a grandchild, now a grandmother - by Keith Kestner
Born a grandchild, now a grandmother - by Keith Kestner
Born a grandchild, now a grandmother - by Keith Kestner
Born a grandchild, now a grandmother - by Keith Kestner
Born a grandchild, now a grandmother - by Keith Kestner
Born a grandchild, now a grandmother - by Keith Kestner
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Born a grandchild, now a grandmother - by Keith Kestner

  1. 1. Born a grandchild now a grandmother Your life spans 5 generations but you still have work to do. YOU DAUGHTER GRAND DAUGHTERGRANDMOTHER MOTHER
  2. 2. If you do nothing… Your children will know about you and Your children will know something about their grandparents
  3. 3. If you do nothing… Your grandkids will still know things about you but the only thing they will know about your mother and your grandmother are their names
  4. 4. But if you decide to put together a booklet of pictures and stories These things will happen
  5. 5. Your kids will be happy to learn your complete life story as well as that of their grandparents and they will see that their four great grandmothers were real people
  6. 6. Your grandkids will thank you many times for your life story made in pictures and text and that you have made their great grandparents people that they know
  7. 7. Lastly, your grandkids will get to know about their great, great grandparents and their places of origin in Europe
  8. 8. Okay, what is next? How do I get started?
  9. 9. Get out your old box of pictures that you have put off doing anything with for so many years I know that you might not know all of the people in the pictures
  10. 10. Make a pile of pictures that include you, your spouse, your kids, their spouses and their children
  11. 11. Start sorting the oldest pictures into grouping of your four family groups  Your father’s family  Your mother’s family  Your husband’s father’s family  Your husband’s mother’s family  Lastly, create a fifth pile for others
  12. 12. Then put each group in roughly chronological order When you are done you will have six groups of pictures each in a column downward according to the age of the picture
  13. 13. Who are these people?
  14. 14. What about those pictures that you don’t know who they are? (This is the hard part.) If other family members can’t help and the local historical society is not able to help you either you might have throw them away
  15. 15. Unfortunately, even if your sentimentality makes you save these images of unknown people the succeeding generations will toss these pictures
  16. 16. Some of my grandmother’s pictures were saved because my mother and I sat down and wrote names on some of these pictures Unfortunately some have been tossed away
  17. 17. Start writing the names, dates and locations on picture backs Start with the groups first and then do individuals last
  18. 18. As you start to put pictures in order remember that this is just temporary. Pictures will be moved around and some will be taken out as you plan and then attach your family groups to blank paper sheets.
  19. 19. This is how one picture from each family group or subgroup looks today My family today
  20. 20. Start with a picture of you and your spouse
  21. 21. Next put a picture of your children as they are now
  22. 22. PICTURE OF our FAMILY
  23. 23. Our family today Three children, their spouses and grandchild Kate
  24. 24. My parents, brothers and me
  25. 25. My wife and her parents
  26. 26. Pictures of my father’s family
  27. 27. PICTURE OF FATHER’S FAMILY
  28. 28. Pictures of my mother’s family
  29. 29. Pictures of my wife’s father’s family
  30. 30. This is my wife’s mother family
  31. 31. Now get some blank typing paper and scotch tape. Tape current pictures of your family: You, your spouse, your children and their families on pages based on chronology.
  32. 32. Remember to label each picture in your final copy. Make sure that you include the names that you know and a question mark for those that you don’t know. Try to include the date and place of each picture.
  33. 33. These pages can later be placed in a photo album or scrapbook that has pages that are a full page pocket. Each family group page will be of an earlier time than the page after it.
  34. 34. Your first chapter is that of your current family. This will include you, your spouse, your children and grandchildren. Great grandchildren are also welcome.
  35. 35. Your second chapter Tape down pictures from your dad’s family.
  36. 36. Your third chapter Tape down pictures of your mother’s family
  37. 37. Your fourth and fifth chapters Tape down pictures of the two sides of your spouse’s family each in separate chapters. Get your spouse involved.
  38. 38. Go to a self copy place like an Office Depot to get an idea of how you are doing. Copy your chapters, Review what you have done. This a real good start. Make improvement before taking your pages to the color copier.
  39. 39. This completes the photo journaling part of the process. If you choose to continue, supplemental materials are provided on the next slides.
  40. 40. As you look at your finished photo album, it will give you a feeling of accomplishment. However, you will notice that you could do more. The rest of the presentation will give you more information on how to add to your completed photo album.
  41. 41. As you work try to reflect on the people that you knew well family details and favorite stories
  42. 42. In a notebook or a computer Microsoft Word file start to write down your thoughts about some of these people
  43. 43. Taking my photo album I started to write stories about groups and individuals within these groups. Look at some of the pages
  44. 44. This is what I did with my Real People booklet that you have seen here today. Putting some stories together with the photos might be all you want to do for your family.
  45. 45. The next slides will show you some more things you could add to your booklet of photos and stories. At the end of the presentation is another idea of how you could write a personal story of your life using small stories from your life time.
  46. 46. In the photo book I have added Maps of Local Interest
  47. 47. I also included some extra pictures of certain places
  48. 48. Maps of Countries of Origin
  49. 49. Pictures of Earlier Homes
  50. 50. Family Genealogy Chart I - Your parents and grandparents Chart 2 – Your children and your grandchildren Chart 3- Your siblings
  51. 51. A family genealogy chart of the earlier generations
  52. 52. Start with your grandparents, parents and you
  53. 53. YOU MOTHERFATHER GRANDMOTHERGRANDFATHER GRANDMOTHERGRANDFATHER
  54. 54. A genealogy chart of your current family include your children and their children
  55. 55. YOUSPOUSE DAUGHTERSPOUSE SPOUSESON SPOUSESON DAUGHTERSON DAUGHTERSON DAUGHTERSON
  56. 56. Make a chart of your siblings and their spouses and their children also Add your spouse’s siblings, spouses and their children
  57. 57. SPOUSE’S SISTER HER SPOUSE YOUSPOUSE HIS SPOUSE YOUR BROTHER DAUGHTERSON DAUGHTERSON DAUGHTERSON
  58. 58. Good job! You have a great feeling of accomplishment but you will want to keep adding the original.
  59. 59. This is my final version or “so I thought”
  60. 60. George Burns wrote a book called, “ One hundred stories for one hundred years” He simply wrote stories from his life. At this time I was sixty years old so I thought I would write sixty stories
  61. 61. Jimmy Carter showed me a neat way of planning his writing. He took a word like baseball which he made into his chapter heading. Then he thought of stories from his life that had to do with baseball.
  62. 62. Some other chapters in his book 1. White House vacations 2. Sharing my faith 3. Watching birds together 4. Navy life 5. Fly fishing
  63. 63. I made lists of my life experiences that were funny, serious, rewarding or just everyday stories As I reflected and started writing more stories came to mind When I was done there were 236 stories
  64. 64. I made lists of my life experiences that were funny, serious, rewarding or just everyday stories As I reflected and started writing more stories came to mind When I was done there were 236 stories
  65. 65. An example of something funny 1. Egged at work 2. 2Finger stuck in helmet 3. 3.Where is my favorite player? 4. 4. Soaked in a hammock
  66. 66. An example of a serious event 1. My window was closed 2. 2. My three kids and weed killer 3. 3Three bad falls 4. 4. A woman needed help
  67. 67. An example of something that I am proud of 1 A softball team 2 Principal for a week 3. All three with their masters 4. Helping her mother
  68. 68. An example of a general interest story 1. Fergie , a cool guy 2. No hockey 3. The insult that sent me to college 4.Her finest moment
  69. 69. Now you are done! You have something to be proud of as you give your children their own copy. Your relatives might also be interested in their own copy too.

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