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Childhood Memories – Give Your Children a Written Inheritance

Childhood Memories – Give Your Children a Written Inheritance

Childhood Memories – Give Your Children a Written Inheritance: People Looking

Now, more than ever, people are checking their ancestry lines. What are they looking to find? I believeChildhood Memories – Give Your Children a Written Inheritance most are looking for a sense of belonging. People want to know they belong, and many young people will search in the worst places to find that sense of belonging if we as parents don’t provide that sense of belonging.

Childhood Memories – Give Your Children a Written Inheritance: Written History

Many parents and even young people would serve their families well by keeping a written record of important events in their lives. A written record of important events can be a gold mine for those who follow.

Childhood Memories – Give Your Children a Written Inheritance: Very Blessed

I am a very blessed person by having access to family accounts for several generations. My Grandmother documented many events in her life and those of her parents. My mother and aunt wrote a book about our family heritage and gave each of their children a copy. These accounts have given me a sense of belonging. They let me participate in my family history.

Childhood Memories – Give Your Children a Written Inheritance: Don’t Bash

Don’t use your account to bash other people. Use your account to give your children and grandchildren a positive outlook. Share experiences that show lessons learned, embarrassing moments, things that gave you joy, adventures, accomplishments, vehicles you might have owned, the death of a loved one, or maybe tell where you were when an important historical event took place.

Childhood Memories – Give Your Children a Written Inheritance: Important Event

An example of an important moment for me was when President Kennedy was shot. I had just entered my sixth-grade classroom from the noon recess. I sat at my desk waiting for the second bell to ring. Most of my classmates had not entered the classroom yet. The radio was playing over the school speaker about the president’s visit to Dallas, Texas.

I remember hearing over live radio when the president was shot. I couldn’t believe my ears. I remember running to the hall doorway and yelling, “The president’s been shot! The president’s been shot!”

Classes were suspended that afternoon and we sat in the class listening to the radio all afternoon until school dismissed. None of the boys in our class cried, (boys are tough, you know), but many of the girls cried. All of us knew that was a historic moment.

Childhood Memories – Give Your Children a Written Inheritance: Finally

Give your children a good foundation and a sense of belonging. Give them something to look back and say, “This is my heritage.” You will be doing them a great service.

Copyright 2011 J-me

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