Happy New Year

Happy New Year to all! If you’re like me, it’s time to resolve to get rid of all the “cookie fat” you’ve gained over the holidays. Last year our family and some friends created an email support group we called “Healthy 2005” to give advice and support to each other as we tried to develop healthful lifestyles. Many of us had success stories as we learned to eat better and think better and exercise more. It was a great family bonding experience, too, as we emailed each other every Monday to tell how our week went and to respond to others.

Now that the new year has begun, it is time for me to start writing about how you, too, can capture your family memories – the main purpose of this blog. I have to brag a little bit and tell you that the book I wrote with my mother, Cherry Blossoms in Twilight: Memories of a Japanese Girl, was written about in four newspapers last month! It has been selling pretty well through local channels and even Amazon. I am so happy that others have been able to see the joy and the value of family memories. My mission is to encourage others to keep their treasures alive. My next blog entry will begin a series of articles about how to record memories.

“Recollections of yesteryear, reminiscing about days past, our memory is the only true treasure chest we possess, and in it are stored all the jewels of our passing years.”

-quote by Catherine Galasso-Vigorito, free-lance writer and author of “A New You, Words to Soothe the Mind, Body, and Spirit”


About moonbridgebooks

Co-author of Cherry Blossoms in Twilight, a WWII Japan memoir of her mother's childhood; author of Poems That Come to Mind, for caregivers of dementia patients; Co-author/Editor of Battlefield Doc, a medic's memoir of combat duty during the Korean War; life writing enthusiast; loves history and culture (especially Japan), poetry, and cats
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