Monday, 13 October 2008

My precious memories ....

Like all of us I have many precious memories that encompass my own previous years as well as some very precious memories of my parents and friends. By using this blog I would like to share some of these with you, the reader.


In particular, my Dad, was a great diarist whom I have never been able to emulate. He wrote prolifically over the years up to and including some of the last days of his life. I remember as a child how every night he would get his diary down from a shelf by his chair in the sitting room and begin to write up the days events. No matter how busy or what was happening in his life, notes would be written to record the events of his day. Each year that current diary would be completed and placed with all the others and a new one begun. It was only after my mother's passing, and many years have now since passed, that I feel able to sit down and pour over his words.


During my Dad's lifetime he wrote many words but especially during the second world war when he was interned by the Japanese in Indonesia. In fact, in his latter years he wanted to put together a book about his experiences but never really accomplished this. So, it came to me that rather than transposing his words into book format I might try to use modern technology (how he would have loved to done this!) and attempt in some small way to use his notes to portray life as he saw it. To this end I will post various chapters of his 'book'. I hope you will not only enjoy reading about another age but learn and take forward renewed hope too.

13 comments:

Brett Ward said...

You Rock Pat!!! I love this so far!
Brett

ZudaGay said...

You've set the stage very well! I can't wait for the privilege to read your father's words.

Rose said...

This is great Pat!! You are so lucky to have had a writer in the family! Looking forward to more:)

Nonnie said...

This is a wonderful tribute to your Dad. I will be following your blog with great anticipation!

Chauncey said...

PQ, this is a wonderful idea. I'm looking forward to more.

jstinson said...

What a wonderful tribute!

kim* said...

i have kept a diary for a long time , since i was in elementary now i am 27/ i dont write everyday...my life isnt that happenin so what a bore lol/ although i do write it in occasionally/

Beth said...

Amazing! Good luck and I think what you are doing is wonderful and a fine tribute to your father.

Giftbearer said...

What a wonderful idea!

Maggie said...

What a wonderful idea! I can't wait to read more.

Uneekdolldesigns said...

That sounds so interesting, looking forward to future blogs on this!

Libertybelle said...

What a lovely tribute to your Dad!

Rosebud Collection said...

So happy you are doing this..There are so many stories out there and sometimes I think we complain about silly stuff..this kind of story, puts
life in perspective..