Another more positive way of keeping dates of people we love is toÂ maintain a birthday book. I started mine fifteen years ago and have also added death dates of close relatives and a few friends who have died since 1991. We do not keep a Bible with family dates, but this book is important to me. People always enjoy being remembered on their special day! The book also includes some wedding anniversaries.
Over the past fifty-two years of marriage I have also kept address books, and they are fun to look back through. My mother’s address books are also in a file, because one never knows when that information may be important to a genealogist!
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