My aunt visited recently and brought with her a piece of family history:
This is a scan of a note from my grandfather telling my aunt that I had arrived in the world. My grandfather sadly died soon after and I never met him but this precious little piece of history will stay with us all forever and I wanted to share it.
Well, when Beany was born we sent texts and emails. There isn’t a note announcing her arrival. It makes me wonder what other memories will be lost in the digital age. This note has reminded me not to take the technology we have for granted, to return to pen and paper, make notes of life events and write each other letters. I recently started writing to my father each week instead of a ‘phone call and it’s encouraged me to write down the everyday little things and tell him about Beany and how she’s developing.
It’s a sober thought, that in a digital age, we may not have physical memories to pass onto our children but it’s important and I’m going to try harder.
I’d love to know what memories you treasure and perhaps any notes you have from loved ones long gone. Are you preserving your memories or will they be lost in the digital age?