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Make a Memory

Pamela Beckford wrote a great Make a Memory post last week. I’m sharing it as fodder to get you thinking, Dear Reader. I hope you’ll submit your own Make a Memory stories directly to me at mystories(at)andrawatkins(dot)com. Between now and January 15, 2015, we will be cataloguing them for the editorial calendar. If I have any questions, I can follow up with you before they post. Please, PLEASE consider sharing a Make a Memory story or inviting someone in your life to Make a Memory with you.

Poetry by Pamela

Andra Watkins posted a blog this morning titled“Make a Memory”. Of course there are all kinds of memories that we can make and we tend to think of those giant memories. You know, the trip of a lifetime or the time you were praised publicly by your boss. But I think the best memories are the memories that just happen quietly. Let me illustrate:

This summer I had the pleasure (although there were a few times I used a different word) of staying with my dad while we made arrangements to move him into a nursing home.

Dad has been completely disabled for several years so he is dependent on someone for his every need – and I do mean his every need. These are things that no daughter ever wants to think about having to help her dad with, but even those moments were times when I…

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  1. Thank you for the reblog. Memories are really the only possession that matters

    October 20, 2014
  2. Andra…I love the Make a Memory concept. My submission can be found here:

    http://lifeowryly.wordpress.com/2014/03/24/full-denim-jacket/

    October 20, 2014
    • Great story — lots of memories in there, and a couple of lessons. 🙂

      October 21, 2014
  3. menomama3 #

    I’ll give this some thought, Andra. Love the concept very much.

    October 20, 2014
  4. tarakianwarrior #

    I made a few memories this weekend….by myself and with my parents. Being in the present moment is so helpful to making memories. Andra, I appreciate you. Just thought I’d throw that in there…in case you’ve forgotten. 😉

    October 21, 2014
  5. Pamela’s post was beautiful.
    I’ll think about this. Should we link to your post if we decide to do this?

    October 21, 2014
    • Send it to me at mystories(at)andrawatkins.com. I say that because with my upcoming site change, i’m not sure how links will work.

      October 21, 2014
  6. I enjoyed reading Pamela’s story. I will just have to think about which memory I would most like to share. This is a lovely project, Andra.

    October 22, 2014

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