I spent last week vacationing with my family on Indian Rocks Beach, Florida. Florida is part of my family story. When I was a child, my grandparents moved to Florida so my grandfather could find more regular work in construction. My parents and siblings and I would spend two weeks vacationing with them every summer. Three years ago, we returned, in celebration of my parents’ 45th anniversary. We spent a week on the beach at the Chic-a-Si Cottage, sharing our family stories with the next generation (my siblings’ children). It was so much fun, we decided to return again this year!
So this week’s blog is just a reminder of how precious family is, and how important (and fun!) it is for families to share their stories with each other. Social media, affordable technology, and print-on-demand publishing make that easier than ever!
I also created an 18-minute video of my “Florida Family Vacation” (below), using footage I shot with my Flip video camera. I then sent the link to my siblings and parents, so they have a reminder of the good time we had together. Using words and pictures, we are keeping our story alive!