|Sometimes our documents are held together by brads.|
They are easy to undo and don't create much damage to the documents.
Midway through the article, he states, "The single most important thing you can do for your family may be the simplest of all: develop a strong family narrative." It appears the children who know a lot about their families tend to do better when they face challenges. Mr. Feiler told of a group of psychologists who set out to test and measure what is called the “Do You Know?” scale. They asked children to answer 20 questions. For example: Do you know where your grandparents grew up? Do you know where your mom and dad went to high school? Do you know where your parents met? Do you know an illness or something really terrible that happened in your family? Do you know the story of your birth?
|Earlier documents were often bundled together|
and tied up with ribbon.
They asked those questions of four dozen families in the summer of 2001 and compared the children's results to a series of psychological tests the children had taken. There was an overwhelming conclusion. "The more children knew about their family’s history, the stronger their sense of control over their lives, the higher their self-esteem and the more successfully they believed their families functioned. The “Do You Know?” scale turned out to be the best single predictor of children’s emotional health and happiness."
|Rivets are also used to keep papers together. If they|
are positioned just right, they don't need to be removed.
Mr Feiler concludes the article. "The bottom line: if you want a happier family, create, refine and retell the story of your family’s positive moments and your ability to bounce back from the difficult ones. That act alone may increase the odds that your family will thrive for many generations to come."
|Hundreds of little receipts that needed to unfolded. They have|
been kept in a nice little bundle for 140 years.
I think Pres. Boyd K. Packer said it best. "Keep the fire of your testimony of the restored gospel and your witness of our Redeemer burning so brightly that our children can warm their hands by the fire of your faith. That is what grandfathers and grandmothers are to do!"
|My grandmother, Elva Aroline Arave Bennett|
"One of the Ten Commandments tells us to honor our fathers and mothers. To me, that means to be respectful and kind in the things I say and do, and to be obedient when they try to help me and teach me the right way to live.
"My great-great-grandmother, Elva Bennett, was a good example of that. When she was growing up many years ago, girls dressed differently than they do now. Mostly they wore dresses, except when they were working on the farm or doing chores.
"One day Grandma and her friend put on some of her brother's clothes and they started walking to the grocery store for an ice cream treat. They hadn't walked very far before Grandma's dad came along on a horse. He stopped and said, "Your mother and I think you should come home and change clothes. You'll look more like a lady." He then turned the horse around and went back home.
"Grandma remembered thinking that she still had a choice. She could continue on to the store, or she could go home and change her clothes. She decided to honor her parents and be obedient to their counsel, so she went back home and changed into her 'girl clothes'.
"I'm happy to know that my great-great-grandmother was obedient and that she showed me what it means to keep the commandments. I know my parents love me and I want to honor them by being obedient."
|The hardest documents to capture are the ones that are glued|
together. There is no way to capture them without destroying content.
|Rubber bands were often used to group documents. These bands|
might have had elasticity in 1840, but now they look like dried earthworms.
|We LOVE pins. They are the easiest to remove.|
Mostly we see straight pins. This was our one
and only safety pin from the 1880's.