Archive for July, 2010

What is the History You Keep?

Monday, July 26th, 2010

I tinkered with a number of topics for this, my first, blog post. I realized that when parsed, the name HistoryKeep brings up a fairly broad range of topics for me – from a love of history, to a keen interest in families, to the importance of keeping the details of lives fresh and present as one travels down the generations.  Why indeed should “history” refer only to those enormous, dramatic, world-changing, history book events and people? Why not keep the very personal history of your grandmother or my great uncle? Their perspective on life, and their experiences in it, inform our own, broadening it, and layering it.  Keeping their history means enriching our own lives. It seems a worthy endeavor.  That’s my mission.  (July 26, 2010)