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Maintaining your family’s recorded history is an important aspect of understanding and appreciating what it was that got you to where you are today – and where your future heirs will be tomorrow.

Dinner Time!

Many traditions are dying out in modern life, and family dinners are – very sadly – one of them. Even if a family sits together at the same table the diners often pay more attention to their smartphones or tablets than they do their meals, and their fellow diners. This travesty must stop!

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Halloween – Malevolent Malicious Memories

If you're of advanced years and you saw me in my Halloween costume a few evenings ago, then please accept my apologies. Dressing up as The Grim Reaper – complete with scythe – is not something I do on 364 evenings of the year, so if you did spy me and thought I'd come to cart you off to the other side of the astral plane, then I'm sorry.

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A Little Bit of (Personal) History

Viewing history is a way of understanding and appreciating what it was that got us to where we, as human beings, find ourselves today. But instead of taking an academic approach, it’s perhaps even more fascinating to take a personal one.

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One Million Years B.C. (before computers)

It must be hard for kids today to imagine life in the past. When a child is born these days, they often pop out of the womb with an iPhone or Android tablet already in hand. Some enterprising children even manage to Skype or FaceTime from within their mom's bellies. Joking aside, children are often amazed when confronted with the truth of how we, as parents, managed to live without things taken for granted today...

Here Come the Brides!

Recently, I was fortunate enough to attend a bridal show organized by Forever Bridal, in Raleigh, North Carolina. Admittedly, I was there to plug my services, but it was wonderful to be surrounded by so many brides-to-be (and just about an equal number of grooms-to-be), all wandering around the show with their eyes sparkling in anticipation of...

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Your Wedding Day – One Vital Stop Along Life’s Journey

Wouldn't it be great if someone could create an app that mapped out the journey of your life? Not just all the places you have been, but also the people you have met, the experiences you have endured and enjoyed – all those little twists and turns you have followed in order to get you to where you are today.

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As Millenniums Turn

Of course there have been plenty of "millennium turns" for as long as humans have been roaming the planet, but someone – a monk named Dionysius Exiguus to be exact – only came up with the idea of numbering the years in 525 A.D.

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The Early Picture of Photography

Some might argue that photography is a lost art form, while others may say that it has evolved in that it is now a mode of self-expression in which we can all take part. A brief description of three major historical photographic processes will give you insight into where it all started.

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Revive Your Family’s Past with The Memory Theater

Allow me to introduce you to Jessica Walrack, a free-lance writer based in beautiful, sunny California. Jessica writes this guest blog from a first hand, emotional experience with her family's old home movies and photographs conversion. Many thanks, Jessica, for sharing your delightful story with us!

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