Tuesday, April 27, 2010

One Picture Says a Thousand Words

It has been said more than once "A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words." I have found this to be the case throughout my life and this morning was no different. A while back I was up early in the morning when I came across this photo essay regarding Ugandan Memory Books. The photos and captions are simple yet poignant. If you would like to see the pictures, click Ugandan Memory Books. This photo essay was very thought provoking in many ways. It reminds us all of the importance of preserving our memories for future generations. Dennis B. Neuenschwander in “Bridges and Eternal Keepsakes,” stated: "A life that is not documented is a life that within a generation or two will largely be lost to memory. What a tragedy this can be in the history of a family. Knowledge of our ancestors shapes us and instills within us values that give direction and meaning to our lives." If you would like to read the entire article you can read it here. One of the greatest gifts we can give to our descendants is a record of our life. It will help them know who they are and where they are from.

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