A to Z Theme 2016
For my 2016 A to Z theme I used a meme that I ran across on the blog of Bridget Straub who first saw it on the blog of Paula Acton. This meme is a natural for me to use on my memoir blog. It's an A to Z concept and it's about me. No research and nothing complicated. I'm given twenty six questions or topics to discuss that are about me.In April I kept my posts short and uncomplicated. In the midst of it all you might learn a few things about me that you didn't previously know.
Friday, April 17, 2015
Old Age (Elements of Memoir) #AtoZChallenge
Old age is a natural part of life for those who are fortunate enough to make it that far. It's a time when many stories of the past can be looked upon sometimes with a keen eye of accuracy or through a hazy view of fading memory. The elderly can have a wealth of knowledge to share that can help you if you're writing a memoir. Don't overlook that value as they will often remember the details that you might have missed. Sharing memories is good for them as well. Older folks can sometimes feel a bit neglected and welcome the time to share the stories they have stored away inside them. Remembering can be good for the mind. When spending time with your seniors you might be helping them as much as they can help you.
As each of us grow older the time for writing memoir gets shorter and the call becomes more urgent. It's never too early to start writing memoir and it's only too late when you're no longer around to write down those memories that may be forgotten to the ages if you haven't taken the time to record them. Even if your memoirs are never published, the keepsake left to future generations is a thing of great value. Keep your own memory sharp by writing memoir. One day you may not have that memory to enjoy.
Has anyone in your family written down their life memories? Do you ever ask elders about what they remember about the past? Is there any true value to the memories of the person who was never famous or a major historical figure?