I haven't done this before so you have to bear with me. First let me start on what brought me to this point.
It all started looking through out the house for some cereal mix that my wife had made for Christmas. (Not sure what the real name is but it is a mixture of Rice Chex, Cheerios, peanuts, M&Ms all held together with melted almond bark.) I was sure my wife had hid it so I wouldn't eat it all. Anyway I found it in our spare bedroom,(I knew she hid it), and I was munching on this delectible snack while looking at all of the family photos we have in that room. There is pictures of my family, a nephew that is gone, and a plaque made by a brother that has a picture and poem about our first fishing trip in Canada, and many others. Well looking at all of these got me started thinking about family and I realized I hadn't visited my son Randy's blog for a while. So I thought I would do that. I read those that I hadn't read yet and started thinking what a great diary or list of thoughts and events that a person goes through.
All of you bloggers have probably already thought of this but if a person saved all of these, what a great artifact for children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and so on to read. I know if I could read a blog from my Dad's life and grandfathers life how cool it would be. So anyway I decided to start my own blog and here it is. My plan is to save all of these in a book that family and friends can read. I guess I am assuming that someone will want to read it but I guess that is their choice. At least it will be there for those who want to.
My wife Brenda has an aunt whose husband had a log/diary and we got a hoot out of reading it last summer. I thought it was funny when her Aunt talked about the family arguments that the log had settled about when something happened. After he passed on she continues to write in it at least a couple of time per week.
Well that will have to do it for now as we are having our neighbors over for dinner and I am the cook in our house and I have to start to do that.
I am going to close with a saying from Peter Chuchmouse, (a mouse that writes an article in our church newsletter). "Life is good if you let it!"