Heriatge Scrapbook Album Themes

Written by Your Family Legacy

Creating heritage scrapbook albums, or telling your family story, can seem impossible. Oftenrepparttar difficulty may be in thinking that you have to start atrepparttar 141264 beginning, and methodically tellrepparttar 141265 whole chronology of your family. Instead, try thinking of your heritage from a theme standpoint. You can create many albums, with each centered around a specific theme as it pertains to your family. What do we mean by themes? Here are some examples.

Military: Create a tribute album of allrepparttar 141266 men & women in your family who served inrepparttar 141267 armed forces. This can be especially moving if you have ancestors who served in early wars and family who have served in recent times. Tell a brief history of their military career with copies of service records and photos. Of great interest would be tidbits from regimental or unit histories. If available, be sure to include recollections or stories about their service. Grandpa always told about his dad living off of sweet potatoes inrepparttar 141268 farm fields duringrepparttar 141269 Civil War. This will personalizerepparttar 141270 individual to all who see your album.

Family Recipes: How many great recipes are in your family? How many have been handed down? Preserve these wonderful dishes fromrepparttar 141271 past and present in a special recipe album. Besidesrepparttar 141272 actual recipe, things you can also include are a picture ofrepparttar 141273 dish andrepparttar 141274 person attributed with it, any traditions associated withrepparttar 141275 recipe, and peoples favorite memories surrounding it. Just as important though, be sure to leave room for your descendants to add their future favorites.

Occupations: Create an album ofrepparttar 141276 many ways your ancestors earned their living. What were their occupations? How didrepparttar 141277 events ofrepparttar 141278 day impact them in their work? Include their picture and any memorabilia or documents. Try to describe a typical day for them based onrepparttar 141279 history ofrepparttar 141280 time, for example, what did a shoemaker, like my 2nd great grandfather, do. If your family has a business that has been around for more than one generation, this would be a wonderful history to have.

4 Steps to an Enjoyable Hike

Written by Kathy Burns-Millyard

Some people have fought many years of their lives to preserverepparttar rich heritage ofrepparttar 141189 outdoors and nature we now enjoy. That dedication and effort has been rewarded by fantastic hiking opportunities in our local, state, and national park systems. In honor of their efforts, let's break out of our winter hibernation and venture intorepparttar 141190 crisp, clean outdoor air and hit some of those dirt trails. Let's Go Hiking!

Here are 4 steps to having an enjoyable hike, no matter where your feet decide to take you.

1. Knowrepparttar 141191 area you will be hiking in to. Although many states, like California, Colorado, or Wyoming have exceptional hiking hot spots, even your local park will have some kind of useful information. Whether it's a website with information and trail details, or a map atrepparttar 141192 park office, trailhead, or visitor center, always check before you head out on your hike so you know what to expect.

2. Knowrepparttar 141193 conditions you will be facing, wherever you go. Nothing is worse than traveling to a hiking destination only to missrepparttar 141194 hike, because it was raining or freezing and you weren't prepared. Ifrepparttar 141195 trail is flooded out, or snowy conditions have shut it down for an extended period, you should be able to find this out as well. It is also good to know if there are any plants or animals to watch out for at your hiking location. Wiping with poison ivy won't feel good inrepparttar 141196 morning.

3. Wear clothing that works and fitsrepparttar 141197 terrain and hike conditions. There are many options in your clothing arsenal, to keep yourself comfortable, here are a couple of pointers: - Try and stay away from cotton. Instead, look for synthetic and natural fibers that pull moisture away from your body, or at least stay warm when wet. - Also, go for layers to keep yourself warm, versus carrying around a huge parka, in case you are hit by a freak snowstorm. - The two most important pieces of clothing for any hiker, are good socks and good shoes. Don't underestimaterepparttar 141198 pain a hike can cause with uncomfortable shoes and socks. - Finally, a hat in cold weather is a great addition, since your body loses over half its heat through your head.

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