Monday, July 13, 2009
Reason #1 for scrapbooking
This is the journal/scrapbook my great-great aunt Nora Harbor (who my own Nora is named for). It was created by her mother starting on the day of her birth in 1894. The things it documents are quite amazing:
Here is my favorite photo of her at age 4.5, all most exactly how old my Nora is currently.
It includes some of her primary school report cards along with class pictures.
And it ends with documentation of their trip from Fort Benton, Montana to Liverpool, England in 1903 including the boat ticket and menu along with many photos and postcards.
This book is so incredible to read. Documentation of trips, weather, parties, illnesses and more. Whenever I think about my scrapbooking I try to remember this and what memories it includes for the future generations. It helps me to remember to not get so obsessed with the embellishing and to really try to put more of an effort into the journaling, which is not my strong point.