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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
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
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
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
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
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

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What do you do with that shoebox full of photos?

What do you do with that shoebox full of photos?

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  • 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. If you do nothing… Your children will know about you and Your children will know something about their grandparents
  • 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. But if you decide to put together a booklet of pictures and stories These things will happen
  • 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. 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. Lastly, your grandkids will get to know about their great, great grandparents and their places of origin in Europe
  • 8. Okay, what is next? How do I get started?
  • 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. Make a pile of pictures that include you, your spouse, your kids, their spouses and their children
  • 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. 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. Who are these people?
  • 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. Unfortunately, even if your sentimentality makes you save these images of unknown people the succeeding generations will toss these pictures
  • 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. Start writing the names, dates and locations on picture backs Start with the groups first and then do individuals last
  • 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. This is how one picture from each family group or subgroup looks today My family today
  • 20. Start with a picture of you and your spouse
  • 21. Next put a picture of your children as they are now
  • 22. PICTURE OF our FAMILY
  • 23. Our family today Three children, their spouses and grandchild Kate
  • 24. My parents, brothers and me
  • 25. My wife and her parents
  • 26. Pictures of my father’s family
  • 27. PICTURE OF FATHER’S FAMILY
  • 28. Pictures of my mother’s family
  • 29. Pictures of my wife’s father’s family
  • 30. This is my wife’s mother family
  • 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. 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. 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. 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. Your second chapter Tape down pictures from your dad’s family.
  • 36. Your third chapter Tape down pictures of your mother’s family
  • 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. 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. This completes the photo journaling part of the process. If you choose to continue, supplemental materials are provided on the next slides.
  • 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. As you work try to reflect on the people that you knew well family details and favorite stories
  • 42. In a notebook or a computer Microsoft Word file start to write down your thoughts about some of these people
  • 43. Taking my photo album I started to write stories about groups and individuals within these groups. Look at some of the pages
  • 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. 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. In the photo book I have added Maps of Local Interest
  • 47. I also included some extra pictures of certain places
  • 48. Maps of Countries of Origin
  • 49. Pictures of Earlier Homes
  • 50. Family Genealogy Chart I - Your parents and grandparents Chart 2 – Your children and your grandchildren Chart 3- Your siblings
  • 51. A family genealogy chart of the earlier generations
  • 52. Start with your grandparents, parents and you
  • 53. YOU MOTHERFATHER GRANDMOTHERGRANDFATHER GRANDMOTHERGRANDFATHER
  • 54. A genealogy chart of your current family include your children and their children
  • 55. YOUSPOUSE DAUGHTERSPOUSE SPOUSESON SPOUSESON DAUGHTERSON DAUGHTERSON DAUGHTERSON
  • 56. Make a chart of your siblings and their spouses and their children also Add your spouse’s siblings, spouses and their children
  • 57. SPOUSE’S SISTER HER SPOUSE YOUSPOUSE HIS SPOUSE YOUR BROTHER DAUGHTERSON DAUGHTERSON DAUGHTERSON
  • 58. Good job! You have a great feeling of accomplishment but you will want to keep adding the original.
  • 59. This is my final version or “so I thought”
  • 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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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