What a journey/task this was...but also so interesting. Dawn and Darrin are each getting a book and the pages are identical. I also have some memorabilia I've saved that I put in some nice cases for each of them. I've saved report cards, wedding invitations, birth announcements, notes from my daughter...even my son's letter from the Marines releasing him from service because he broke vertebra in his back. I know he will be shocked I kept that! I have a letter my daughter wrote me in '84 when she went off to college! So sweet!
Each book is organized starting with their dad's info/birth/schooling/etc. Pages/sections are uploaded with pictures of his younger days, followed by our wedding, being a father, a hairdresser and then printouts of each side of his family tree starting with his father's side then his mother's side.
|My daughter's front album cover|
|My son's front cover|
|I found newspaper clippings and his yearbook pics - he won a beard contest in 1960 when he was in college and won a shaver!|
|Being a father - I had 3 pages of pictures of Jerome with the kids and I|
|Another page of being a dad|
|Some of my son's pages|
|Some of my daughter's pages|
|Just an example of one of the family tree info|