Sue, I don’t know how to thank you for my family history book. I really never thought that it was possible to read a book that was written in my mother’s voice.
My mother Shirley wanted to tell the story of her love affair with my father Joe. It all started when she was 16 and Joe was 18. They had wonderful teenage years together and they were married at 19 and 21. During 63 years of blissful marriage, Shirley told the story of their lives. Although their physical relationship ended when Joe died, their love affair never did.
Shirley has 1 grandchild, Erica, who is my brother David’s daughter. Erica lives in Calgary and she was waiting anxiously for the book. When she finally received her grandparents’ memory book, she couldn’t believe it! As Erica was reading the book, she kept hearing her grandmother’s voice.
The thing that many people don’t understand is that the person whose book it is, chooses what they was to tell about their lives. They choose what they want to talk about, and don’t have to talk about stories that painful or difficult. Shirley knew exactly what she wanted to say and said it.
Please if you have a mother, father or grandparents, ask them to tell their story, so your family will have your own history book. You can pass it down to future generations who will love it too!