"My Favorite Memory Contest"
Looking for new memories!
June 1st started the month we wait for "My Favorite Memory" contest submissions. As with last quarter, you are asked to dig deep into your reservoir of memories to find your favorite. Then, when all the other hundreds of thousands of Metal Barn Production fans get their stories in (no you don't have to be a fan to enter the contest) we'll pick a winner on July 1st and then the fan fare and hoopla begins: Money (fresh stiff and crisp new $100 bill from the bank), news articles, photos, videos...
To 'prime the pump' a little, Ms. C has offered to share some of her favorite memories below. She is not eligible to enter the contest because she's an employee of the company. Nonetheless, she has a couple of sweet memories to tell.
I remember Mom bringing us into the kitchen on cold mornings & letting us dress in front of the open oven door in the Miami house. And her making toast in the broiler drawer that came out with a big patch of melted butter in the center of the toasted bread, yummy! 😋 - C
I remember the house on Hayes St Mom having that dining room table set that had the huge king size chairs and I truly believe they were red seats. She had the small S&P shakers for each seating I think and S’s red glass he had brought back from overseas for a gift. She must have felt like a queen in a fine dining area. I also often tell how she used to section out our grapefruit's for breakfast and try to make the foods look fancy. Or at least to look fancy to me. I think she soooooo wanted to be wealthy and tried her hardest to look that way with what she could get. - C
I was a poor student especially in Mathematics. I had a test coming up and I don't remember what grade I was in but I had studied really hard for the test. I took the test and got a passing grade - I don't remember the grade - maybe it was a “C” which was extremely good for me. That evening when Dad came home from work he was sitting in his favorite chair in the house in Miami and I remember going over and showing him the passing grade on my test and he leaned over and kissed me on the cheek and said something like "that's really good." I remember feeling so overwhelmed with pride (and encouraged) because he kissed me on the cheek and gave me a compliment. I remember thinking to myself I will never wash that cheek ever again! -
Have fun remembering and then writing your memories and then email them to: email@example.com
"Every member in every family walks through life with different accounts - of the same events - rolling around in their heads."
What are you doing with all those memories? You know, the ones that are tucked away that you haven't thought of in a long time? The ones you think you might want to share with your kids and grandkids but secretly you're afraid they wouldn't be interested? So you don't tell. You don't want to bore anyone.
Let's get them put together ... together, on DVD. You don't have to do this alone, I'll help. Your children and grandchildren will be so appreciative. Especially when you're no longer here to tell them the old stories in your special way.
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Every child born into this world comes with an established history and DNA of those who lived before. We call it the gift that goes on giving.
Lucky for the child to the left, his family video tapes every major event happening in their world.
His grandparents have been journaling for years and before his great great grandmother died, an audio tape was made of those memories she could recall.
Having your grandparents or an aged relative still alive ... read more