In keeping with my post last week about finding Pieces of my Past in old diaries, I thought you might be interested in seeing this, that just arrived yesterday.
I saw an ad on Blogger for taking your blogs and putting them into book form: BlogstoPrint from SharedBooks.
I thought I'd give it a try and this is the result.
The cover is glossy and looks much nicer than this and the pages are photographic or glossy paper. I chose green because I love that color but there are other colors to choose from. I was very pleased with the result. There are about 70 pages and the cost was approximately $33.00
The nice thing about this is that now instead of old diaries full of reminiscences done in tiny writing in pencil from my teens, I now have a full colored illustrated diary of my seventies!
I just did the year 2007 to see if I liked it. My husband is so pleased with the result that he is urging me to have 2008 done. Then at Christmas I'll do 2009 followed by 2010.
If you're interested just Google Blogs2print or SharedBooks. I'm not getting any commission! I just thought other people might like to see their work preserved in a different way other than on computers.
But while we're at it -- the letter 'R' that is,-- this is another reminiscence that begins with R -- me and my dog Rip, taken about 1950. My eyes are not shut, I was just looking down at Rip. What a great dog he was!
One day I had just read a touching story in the newspaper about a dog, so I took my ten shillings I had been saving up for a tennis racket and told my mother "I'm going around the village to find a dog and I'm not coming back until I've got one!" And that's exactly what I did. I found a fisherman who had Rip, (who was about 6 months old). I gave him my ten shillings and I took Rip. He lived to a good old age. He was still with my parents until a few years after I was married. That was a pretty good bargain.