March 21. 2015
Just a reminder of the challenge – http://www.whitehouseblackshutters.com/40-bags-in-40-days-2015/
In the home stretch and boy, I can’t say I have ever looked so forward to Holy Week. For the first time, I feel like a participant in Lent instead of a captive. Every day, I have looked for ways to reduce my footprint on this wonderful planet and to provide some small comfort to my fellow New Yorkers. I remember somebody saying you will acquire a habit if you do something for 17 days – this is now officially a habit!
Today, I filed my taxes, paid bills, and went out to lunch with by beautiful daughters. I tossed a bag of VHS tapes – tapes I made of old movies that are all in the public domain. Ciao!
I bagged up more books from our library – mostly trade paperbacks and museum catalogs – so we can donate them to the NY Public Library, which is fast becoming my new best friend. And I am starting to put things pack into the wonderful spaces I have made. There’s another library in my closet that goes next.
I know, I promised I would hit my ancestry pile next but it’s going to wait until I get the books out of my closet so I can put my new ancestry files into new Banker’s boxes, all neat-like and labeled, into the space I leave when the books go.
Tomorrow, I will start teaching another trio of classes in Family History Writing at Q.E.D. Astoria. It’s fabulous to get folks excited about writing and specifically about their family memories. It’s cathartic and it’s remarkable how universal the themes of family are. Everyone understands, everyone knows, everyone has already been there – and yet it’s your story still and you have the only way to tell it. Here’s the link: http://qedastoria.com/collections/classes/products/family-history-writing-1
I had some pens printed with my web address – I want to give them away to remind people to write their stories!