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Member since 30 Jun 2006
Member from Woolston
just came across this story my late father wrote and it is interesting insight of the times of 1886 in the king country
A meal at Paewhenua
i have spent the last year writing all my memories with a large family and extended family and after 100 stories have just scratched the surface.
once parents sat around the fire and told stories about them selves and the kids remembered them and passed them on.
now with tv and x boxes this generation will miss out un less we as the older generation do some thing urgently and write it all down.
here is one my dad told me about india when he was there in 1936
so even if it on a computor disc at least start now befor its too late an dmemorys fade
Member since 14 Jul 2006
Member from Kawerau
Hello Piersdad, glad you're writing down your stories as I am also doing this. I faciliated a Course called 'Gifting your stories to Grandchildren' and it's been most successful, particularly for folk who said they couldn't write a decent sentence.. We started in February 2005 and the group is still going strong with at least 5 people turning each week with more stories. It's been quite good therapy for some people, too, which has to be a good thing. But the main thing is that future generations will know how things were in the time we're now living in. I've had my autobiography printed and given copies to my kids (now grownup of course) and they are thrilled. I called it 'My First 70 Years' which everyone thinks is a title that suits me. Regards to you all.
Member since 28 Jun 2006
Member from Auckland Central
Hi Peiers Dad, the links aren't working. But keep up the good work
i have fixed the links.
my site went from .co.nz to .com so having a few problems
an extended family grand daughter showed me a story she wrote and i was amazed at her skills.
so set up a special place on my site called Jennifers stories.
to date she has two of them and one in particular is the sort of story you can remember and relate later like a good email joke.
mollytime is 12 yrs old
another story there from molly time
a bit gory but a very unusual finish
THE CURSE OF THE DEAD HEART
Member since 31 May 2007
Member from Whangamata
Hi Piersdad what a great idea I was only doing it in scrapbooking starting with my dad never thought of doing myself etc on the computer will start as soon as I have some other things out of the way.
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