When I was young, I, like most kids, and even some young adults never really thought about the future or what I would leave behind. A major fault as I look back on my life. I have many memories but few pictures, keepsakes, or a journal of my past.
It seemed like too big a bother at the time to take the time. I have had many adventures in my 70 years. I still remember them, but the details and participants have faded with the years. I look back and ask myself, who was that guy or what was that girl’s name. I wish I would have gotten a picture of that spaceship, but that’s a story for another time.
Pictures, keepsakes, and journals are great, but one should not discount the time spent with other family members. Wouldn’t it be great to sit down with a Grandparent and hear their stories of times long past and be able to pass those stories as well as your own to Your Grandchildren? Here again, one should not rely on memory alone. Take a tape recorder (yes, I am that old). Ok, take some recording device and ask questions, Who, What, Where, and How.
Don’t be surprised if you are surprised. That old man or woman was once young with an adventurous soul. Time is fleeting. Don’t lose it.