Sunday, March 10, 2013

SCRAPBOOK MESSAGE


hile browsing through my mother’s scrapbooks today, I found the following note she had written inside one of the covers:


Daydreams are nicer than nite dreams! Sometimes you can dream daydreams at nite. My daydreams were always the same – I wanted to write stories - be famous – have my books in libraries and on best seller lists. My day dreams never got out of the dream stage, but they were fun. It was a world all my own – enchanted – all happiness and good thoughts. Grandma Moses started painting at the age of 70 – so maybe there is time for me yet!! Here are some of my compositions from way – way back. Read them and have fun – such tales I made up. I loved that literary world – if I had my life to live over I’d somehow try to enter it. Words printed last for decades – long after the hands that formed them are still. To all who ever glance through these scrapbooks I say – write your thoughts, cherish them and read, read, read. Learning never ceases. Education is the key to all that is right and good. Study and learn, and those are my words for the day.

Jane C. Taylor
July 31, 1960



Are you writing down your thoughts so your descendants can discover them and remember you when you are gone? Are there dreams you have that are unexpressed or unfulfilled? Did your ancestors leave diaries or messages in scrapbooks? 



ILLUSTRATIONS BY:

Dover Publications, Inc., Mineola, New York, Electronic Clip Art, 1200 Ornamental Letters, 2007.

Dover Publications, Inc., Mineola, New York, Electronic Clip Art, Women Illustrations, 2004.

Dover Publications, Inc., Mineola, New York, Electronic Clip Art, American Folk Art Designs, 2006.


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