Saturday, February 04, 2006

Grandpa's 80th Birthday Memory Book

For Grandpa's 80th birthday, Aunt Terry took the lead in making a Memory Book for him. She had all the kids and grandkids write their fondest memories for him, and she beautifully put this book together for him. Even some of the great-grandkids contributed their art.

He loved this book. On the day he got it, after the hub-bub of the birthday party quietted down, he sat in his recliner quietly reading each page. It was pretty special.

Reading through it again several years later, I am struck by how much of our family history is captured in this book. It's an interesting story of a family (first small, then extended) through the fifties and up to present time.

The file is large, over 34 megabytes, but worth the download and read. I saved it in high resolution, so all the great artwork, handwriting, and photographs would come through crystal clear.

Just click on the photo above for the book to download. If you read it, and you like it, please leave a comment! I'd love to hear from you.


Sandi said...

Scott, you have done a beautiful job with your tribute to Grandpa Guier. I know he would be pleased - even though he hated those &*#%$! computers!
Love, Mom

Deachi said...

Scott you did a great job on this. I know it had to have taken you a while to put together. We appreciate it. It really is great!

Anonymous said...

I really enjoyed getting to know your family. Your Grandpa sounds a lot like my Granddad. You did a fantastic job putting this together.

Sue Pecora said...

Wow! What a wonderful man he is! How fortunate he is to have so many people take the time to write a memory about him! I love the variations in the pages! I started to send a sheet for each person to write on, but after seeing your booklet, I love the different formats each one used. Thanks so much for sharing your special book; it gave me many ideas for my mother-in-law's 90th birthday party we are hosting!

curtis03 Lewis said...

It feels special to go through your grandparents’ books or photos. You get to know so much about them. I liked your post a lot and now I am thinking of planning something for their anniversary. I can book the event space San Francisco where they got married years ago. It will be a good surprise for them.

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