This week we wanted to show you a pair of darling children's picture books. Sharon and Gordon Spencer wanted to give their grandchildren an idea of what their childhoods were like. They gathered a few childhood photos and took pictures of some favorite dolls and toys that they had treasured for decades. Then they wrote a narrative in very short bits for tiny readers, and we supplemented the narrative with some stock photos and Photoshop composites. These little books were so much fun to create! They gave them to their grandchildren for Christmas: "Grandma's Dolls" and "When Grandpa was a Boy."
My mom, Joyce Taylor is 88 years old. About a year and a half ago she moved out of her home of 20+ years into an assisted living home. Many of you may be contemplating a similar move or helping a parent or grandparent make this decision.
Any major move, especially if you're downsizing, brings up the question: what do you do with all your stuff? Does it go with you, or go someplace else? (Or does it just get trashed?) This question gets even more thorny when it concerns precious family heirlooms: boxes of photos, documents, scrapbooks, yearbooks, slides, memorabilia, newspaper clippings, letters, and on and on.