Friday, June 5, 2009

One Week Out

Well, folks, it's one week until the Family History Expo and I'm starting to get excited. It's gonna be a headache trying to find someone to watch the kids but I think it will be worth the effort in the end. I'm planning on taking a couple classes on the computer programs that help folks write their personal histories. I've toyed around with the thought of creating some kind of software or how-to book for awhile so these classes will be helpful. There's also one on oral history preservation which I am interested in. After all, it's a lot easier to get people to talk about their lives than to write about them!

As an added bonus, a couple inspirational family history quotations:

"If you don't recount your family history, it will be lost. Honor your own stories and tell them too. The tales may not seem very important, but they are what binds families and makes each of us who we are. "
--- Madeleine L'Engle

"I promise that if you will keep your journals and records, they will indeed be a source of great inspiration to your families, to your children, your grandchildren, and others, on through the generations. Each of us is important to those who are near and dear to us and as our posterity reads of our life's experiences, they, too, will come to know and love us. And in that glorious day when our families are together in the eternities, we will already be acquainted."
--- Spencer W. Kimball


Elizabeth-W said...

This is totally why I blog. I used to be a good journal keeper, but now it is all in the form of my blog. Some posts aren't that interesting to others, but we'll enjoy them 40 years from now when my girls are raising their own children :)

queensister said...

Laura, I'm an LDS depressed/anxious woman, too! And very open about it. I live in Utah--I assume you are in Colorado. I've only just browsed your blog, but I'm glad to have found you. I don't have a blog, but I'd love to correspond via email. I think us Mothers in Zion need to stick together, especially those of us who have to work a little harder at keeping a "brightness of hope."

Laura said...

queensister: email me at lolapalooza AT hotmail DOT com. I would LOVE to get to know you better :)

Laura said...

Hey queensister--
I think I accidentally deleted your email! Will please try again or leave your email address here?