Wednesday, February 21, 2001    


How has scrapbooking changed my life?

By:Karen T

Scrapbooking has changed the way I look at the world and the events going on around me. I no longer let special little events just pass me by. I now want to remember them, even the simplist things. And I find that my camera helps me remember events and special (and not so special) things.

I'm a visual person and taking pictures has been part of my life since I bought my first camera with babysitting money when I was 12 years old. I always had my camera with me for special events, but now I have my camera with me for ordinary things.

I have recorded, on film, little things like my daughter talking to our neighbor over the fence, my son reading, and my husband working on the car. These are things that I would have soon forgotten if I had not recorded them on film. I don't just want to remember birthdays and Christmases when my children grow up....I want to remember those day to day, seemingly mondane events, too.

I know that my memory will fade, but those pictures scrapped lovingly in books will remind me, and the generations to follow, what our life was like everyday.

Tomorrow at dMarie Daily: AAAAAAAAARRRRRGGGGGGGHHHHHH!, by Lyn Meeker, Tucson AZ.

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