What Is Turning Back Time?

Have you seen The Notebook? At the end of the movie, (spoiler alert!) we find out that the notebook is a journal of a young couple’s romance. This young couple has grown old together, and the husband is reading the notebook to his wife. They are reliving their memories together, because the wife has dementia and doesn’t remember her past.

While The Notebook itself might not be everybody’s cup of tea, in an indirect way this movie tells the value of recording your life.

I created the meme “Turning Back Time” to give us the opportunity to remember stories from our past. Writing these stories down will be wonderful to read when we’re older. It will be a history of our past not only for our children, but also for ourselves. I love writing down memories of my mom and grandparents because remembering them brings them closer to me.

Here are some ways YOU can use “Turning Back Time”:

  • Record a memory from your own childhood.
  • Remember a story told by your parents, grandparents, aunts or uncles.
  • Write a story about your own children’s past (or present) to help them remember their childhood when they are older.
  • Use the prompts as an interview question for a member of your family.
  • Most of all, have fun recording the memory and remember, your story is worth telling!

NEXT WEEK: Have you received something from a member of your family that you will never get rid of? Tell us what is it is and why it has special significance. This memento can be ANYTHING! A funny sketch on a napkin? A special letter? An old, family heirloom? Write a special post about your memento, and then come back on Tuesday to link up your post!

What memento would you like to write about for next week?

Click below to answer this question, and include a link to your blog! I’ll answer first, to show you how. (I’ve never used this linky tool before, and am excited to see how it works! I hope you’ll join in!)

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6 Responses to What Is Turning Back Time?

  1. Love this idea AND your blog. So sweet! I need to add this to my editorial calendar so I can start participating. In the meantime, thanks so much for visiting my blog and showing some comment love. It means A LOT!P.S. I will also be in Chicago for my first Bloggy Boot Camp. I'll be sure to seek you out and say "hello"!Man Wife and Dog Blog

  2. I love that movie (at least most of it). It reminds me so much of my husband and I. We actually watched it last night! Coincidence? I've been writing down the love story of how I met my husband. I've told the story thousands of times, and thought it was about time I started writing it down.

  3. Oh been trying to do some of that…since I am 50 well you really start thinking back. That movie is one of my favorites for many reasons, maybe because of my age…and I usually cry all the way through it!Now I will have to think on this one!

  4. I love reading your memories of growing up. I have so many of my gram (who was my all time favorite person), maybe I need to start writing them down so I don't forget!

  5. I'll be thinking about this prompt for next week to see if I can come up with anything. I LOVE recording life and memories. 🙂

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