What do you have that really has meaning and shows the quality of your business or great moments in personal or family life? Last weekend, my nephew got married to a really great girl. We are thrilled to have her in our family. Their story of how they met, how they romanced each other and how the proposal went was sooo cute and it was all illustrated in a scrapbook next to the sign in book at the reception. Everyone got a kick out of looking through it. What a priceless piece of family history that was JUST created! I would be heart sick to know that because of moving 13 times like newlyweds do or because of some other casual forgetfulness that this scrapbook of memories was to be lost… and these aren’t even MY kids. My sister gets the message though. I wrote her with this suggestion.
When you have such an important piece of family history that you would regret loosing it, make a copy and keep the copy in a separate location than where the first copy is kept… I noticed a wonderful scrapbook on the table by the sign up book of Donny and Donna. Supposing that this young couple will, like all the rest of us, loose wonderful things like this as they move around so much in their beginning years, someone should take the scrapbook to a copy shop that has a laser writer (don’t scan and print it at home which is NOT archival) and have them photocopy onto acid-free paper at least one copy. Once copied, put the copied pages into plastic page protectors and place in a favorite binder.”
Actually, I add, if you are making one copy why not two? Send one to Illinois besides the original and a copy in California. Earthquakes, house fires, hurricanes, floods can happen and do. My Mom threw out boxes of wet irreplaceable photos and letters because they got wet when a water heater broke. What a disaster! I could have saved them… I even wrote a book about it!
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