Mom and Dad just before they were married
It's fun to hear his stories. It's not unusual for Dad to be a little bit fuzzy in his thinking - mentally off-balance. But when he remembers his past, the sparkle is back in his eye. He talks faster than I can type, which isn't hard. I ask questions to help him remember parts, and then he's off again. I think writing down our stories actually helps us remember them better. And there is the added benefit of being able to pass them along to future generations as well. I don't think my own childhood would have been as rich without my favorite Little House on the Prairie books.
That's one reason I blog. It forces me to write some of the little stories we create in our day-to-day living. The good stories make me happy twice - once for the living it, and once (or more!) for the reading it.
Just for today, write down a story. And then maybe find a notebook or folder on your computer where you can keep stashing more of your stories. Yes, your stories are important, because YOU are!