The way to eat an elephant, the old saw goes, is one bite at a time.
When it comes to preserving your family’s history, one bite at a time might be the only way to get the meaningful project accomplished? What’s one bite at a time? How about one question at a time?
Rather than attempting to interview Mom or Dad about every important event in their lives at once, tackle one at a time. Maybe once a week when you’re catching up anyway.
It’s Family History Month — no better time to start a new project.
Recently, I recreated an album for a client in which I scanned the handwritten answers to one of those “tell me about your life” fill-in-the-blank books. I added appropriate heritage photos of parents and weddings and such and reorganized the pieces on beautiful backgrounds in a new photo book. It wasn’t a narrative story but served to show and tell Grandpa’s story well.
One bite at a time.