savinghistory

In Uncategorized on June 3, 2009 at 7:21 AM

Good Morning Fellow Historians,

I watched a PBS History Detectives program last night where an individual had a journal from a WWII serviceman. It was not a relative so he appealed to the History Detectives to locate the true owners. With a little bit of research they found the surviving daughter. While the father was serving his new wife was pregnant. He wrote about the upcoming great event with such joy and anticipation. Sadly, he died on a mission before ever getting the chance to see her. The mother died about 20 years later so this journal was a view of the daughters family she would have never know.

How important it is for us to document out lives. Certainly there are aspects of our day to day lives we keep private but try to imagine how much a peak into your thoughts could mean to someone in the future. If a personal journal is beyond your comfort, perhaps you might create a family journal where each member contributes on a regular basis. What ever method, what ever approach, do consider saving history!

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