Preserving My Sister's Memory for the Future
When my sister turned 50, I made her a scrapbook photo album of pictures of her from birth through life. It had her as a baby, a young child, a teen, a bride and a young mother, and showed her amazing, unselfish personality that we all knew and loved. At her party, I had people write notes to her which I added to her book.
Everybody loved my sister. Sadly, at age 54, she announced to me that she had breast cancer. It was a rare form called inflammatory breast cancer and does not show up in a mammogram. It was a death sentence. 8 months from diagnosis to death. She left 3 amazing sons. The album was displayed at her wake. Her middle son, who lives in Germany, told me he was going to take it. I said everyone should have a copy. It took me a while before I was able to add her obituary and written condolences to the album.
Then came FOREVER. I ordered a conversion box and sent the album to be scanned and digitized. It was beautifully done and stored in my FOREVER Account, ready for me to drag and drop the pages into a blank template. I ordered two books and presented them to my youngest nephews for Christmas. The oldest got the original. Now, all her grandchildren will get to know what a special grandmother they have.
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