When I was a young girl at home, many told me that my mother had written poetry when she was younger, but I never saw much of it. After her marriage to my father, her life was filled with four children and a farm. Farm life was never easy for any of us.
Move from that thought to the present, where our son-in-law constantly researches his family tree and our daughter’s too. Recently he unearthed a poem my mother had written as an obituary for her mother’s sister’s husband, who died in a train accident in Lubbock, TX. Finding this poem online was truly amazing.
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Today we take for granted that we can preserve our memories with a series of colorful photographs, but how long have people been able to do that? A History of Photography Timeline gives us a clear picture of how recent this technology really is. Black and white photography was the primary method of recording events even as late as the early 1940’s.
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Psychologist have written much about memories of early childhood, saying they cannot be trusted. They claim the adult mind has a difficult time separating what is learned through repeated stories and what is learned from actual personal experience. After this story is told, you be the judge about the validity of these memories. First–just a little background:
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