Monday, March 30, 2009

I sat next to an 84 year old woman yesterday on the flight from Jacksonville to Dallas. She'd been in Tallahassee for a couple of weeks visiting her granddaughter. She shared with me a small picture album her granddaughter had put together memorializing her visit and in the back of it, she had included small sheets of paper with a day by day accounting of their activities. What a thoughtful idea. I can't tell you how many times I've returned from a trip and tried to retrace the days. It's so easy for the days to blend together when you think you'll never forget where you went, the funny thing that someone said, small insignificant details that can bring memories swirling back in your head. A simple idea to remember if you have a mom or older relative visiting.