How does remembering the past enrich the present? It:
1. Gives us a sense of identity and helps us boost that sense in others.
2. Helps us appreciate what we have compared with what people had in the past.
3. Draws generations together.
4. Helps us learn from other people's mistakes.
In my family my sister Esther Martens is especially good at preserving & sharing memories. Here's her picture of the clock our parents used for years. Thanks, Esther.
I’m pleased to have an opportunity to speak about remembering the past on Wednesday May 18, 2016 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am at The Reach Gallery Museum, 32388 Veterans Way near City Hall in Abbotsford, British Columbia. Stop by if you can. This is a free event.
Elma (Martens) Schemenauer http://elmams.wix.com/elma . CONSIDER THE SUNFLOWERS: 1940s-era novel about love, Mennonites, faith, & family. Set in Vancouver & rural Saskatchewan. Order from Chapters online http://tinyurl.com/ny8smwk or Borealis Press http://tinyurl.com/lfdo9pf . More info at http://elmams.wix.com/sflwrs . Book trailer https://youtu.be/sBRuhh1xX7Y .