Memory Keeping…

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P H O T O S   &  M E M R O B I L L I A

As you all know I am a memory keeper. Well hoarder actually.

I Have

  • Scrapbook albums
  • Mini Albums
  • Scrapbook pages that are not in albums yet (i mentioned in a post a few days ago that i found empty albums).
  • Drawers of photos
  • Boxes of memrobillia
  • Old films
  • Video tapes of assorted sizes
  • Negatives
  • Slides
  • Family History Books that i have been writting in over the past two years. 
  • External hard drives of all diffrent sizes
  • Even a couple of laptops and a Mac full of photos.
  • A wooden box of old memories. 
  • A trunk full of stuff. 

“It’s overwhelming…” 

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I have just spent the past half an hour on instagram looking through Becky Higgins #projectphotorescue photos, and came across this >LEGACY BOX<. Where you put all of your memrobillia into one place and get it all digitised. Seriously this is something i really need. Although the cost to send it to the US, and the panic that its left my house would leave me with severe anxiety. Plus the US price of $500 for the biggest box when it’s converted into Australian Dollars the need to take out a loan to pay for it. But the concept is Perfect.

I really like Becky’s quote of

“keeping the end in mind”.

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As you can see by these photos of how i have kept my albums over the years, Ikea’s Expidit (Now Kallax) is a godsend. I swear it’s the best thing i have ever brought for keeping things organised, even though half the time i feel like its a disaster.

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Another way i have been keeping this is my Chilli Cupboard, Although see thouse little drawers, many of them are empty.

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This is one of my biggest issues, all of these unsorted pages that need to go into albums.

F A M I L Y   H I S T O R Y…

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In 2013 Angel brought me a book Dear Mum, and every so often i add more things to it, my thoughts when i found this book was that she would have something when she A). Moves out B). Or for when i am no longer here, i know that sounds really morbid doent it. I know for myself that I have a lot of questions now that my own Mum is gone, there are so many things left unaswered and it’s something that i have talked about before on here. I have also come across a similar version from Target that Family History can be added to.

I brought a Family History book from the local markets a few years ago for $5.00 and thats been a help in adding information to that i have found on Ancestory.com. Then i found one that was very similar at the local Post Office so grabbed that one as well. Jack also brought a file from the post office that holds all of the printouts that i have in order of family.

Then there is the My Life Story book that I have spoken about many many times, still being added too when i get the urge to write. I have a lot of old diaries /planners that i am thinking about transfering snippets too and then discarding them, as they do tend to take up so much space.

So in this regard i think she will have a few choices that she can keep for future generations.

Keeping the end in mind

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This is the reason why

I was watching Bold & The Beautiful yesterday (i know tragic), and there was this one scene with Eric and Pam, and it really resonated with me. He was saying that all he had left was folders and papers so many papers. Birth, Marriage, Death certificates, Awards and Certificates of Appreciation, Photographs and Momentos of times gone by. After all is said and done this is what we have left, this is the Legacy that we leave after we have gone.

I know personally that when Mum passed away and things where sorted out it was a mess. I have tried with what i have to get it into some kind of organised system, and i want to continue to do that. A few days ago i mentioned that my cousin asked me to look for some photos, i had so much trouble finding any for her, as nothing is organised.

So over the month of Febuary this is my Habit for the month to get Sentimental into some kind of order.

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