This is a journey of finding yourself and how your loved ones see you in their eyes. Further, this can be online and carried forward to share, if you wish, to future generations. - See more at: http://joannfitz.blogspot.com.au/2013/09/the-book-of-me-written-by-you-topic-1.html#sthash.2TuO2bVu.dpuf
This is a journey of finding yourself and how your loved ones see you in their eyes. Further, this can be online and carried forward to share, if you wish, to future generations. - See more at: http://joannfitz.blogspot.com.au/2013/09/the-book-of-me-written-by-you-topic-1.html#sthash.2TuO2bVu.dpufThe prompt for the week is:
1. You can choose who to create the time capsule for as that will influence what you put (or would put into your time capsule)
a. you can do this in the literal sense or
b. you can simply write what you would place into your time capsule and why. It is much more fun to create though!
- You may choose to create a time capsule for your children, or a niece/nephew, for grandchildren – A physical item that you will give to a named person.
- Why have you chosen that person and when do you intend for them to have it?
- You may choose to create a time capsule of your home and leave it for someone in the future to find.
- You may want to create a time capsule relating to an actual event or anniversary
- If you create a physical time capsule, what did you choose to use as your capsule and why?
Time Capsule - Yes or No?
I have had the thought of a time capsule come up when I was in high school, when someone suggested it. However, no one, until now, brought it up for discussion and it was only through this group I'm in for doing the "The Book of Me, Written by You" topics.
In the sense of creating something for the future generations, I am putting the research I do for my
DropBox for anyone in the family who wants to look, add to and/or check information. I also have part of this done in ancestry.com, so I can keep track of information. Further, I do have a binder (that was once a group of pages) which has much of timelines and backed up information.
In the upcoming months, I plan to start recording verbally some memories. Further, all information and photos will be on either external hard drive and/or DropBox. I am taking to doing quite a bit of scanning due to the drastic conditions here in Australia. This way, I can have information in multiple locations and if a fire does come through (as it had a few years ago in the neighbourhood which we lost 10 houses nearby in the Black Saturday fires), the information and history won't be lost. I don't care about having the physical paperwork - only electronic and our lives are more important than anything.
My husband recorded the video on his way and during his breaks of fighting the fires
That being said, having the tiny objects which belonged to either myself, my grandmother and/or other memories will be sad, but we can live with the memories as long as they are recorded some place.
|A small cup my grandmother gave me|
|The last Christmas card my grandmother gave me|
As for when I'm gone, and hopefully this won't be for awhile yet, it will probably fall to my nieces as they have shown interest in the family history. I can hear people thinking "why not to
her children" and that is a simple one. My husband and I have been trying for over 14 years, at this point, to have children, and so far none have survived. As I only have a few reproductive years ahead of me, I have to face that we might never have children, so as my nieces have shown interest, the information will go to them, if they want it, so it will stay within the family. If they do not want it, then I guess it'll be lost, but I'm hopeful they will want to continue with the research I started.
I understand that some people will want to do time capsules, and I support them. However, over the years, I've moved enough to know what is buried today, will stay, but I probably won't be there in 10 years time due to moving.