WHAT IS A MEMOIRY?
A "memoiry" is the new term for a bucket list item that you have completed.
We all have memories – stories we’ve told again and again or secrets we’ve never shared. Some are seemingly always in our consciousness. Others we only remember when something triggers us to… followed by the thought, “Wow, I’d forgotten all about that!” Often, we don’t see any meaning or lessons in an event until much later, when we recall it as a memory. With that hindsight, we gain a perspective we couldn’t possibly have had in the moment. Those memories, the ones that shine a light on our human experience in a simple or profound way, are what we have given the name memoiry.
The term memoiry was coined by Todd Bramson, creator of The Memoiry Journal, to combine the powerful concepts of memory and memoir. Following his mother’s death, he discovered a collection of stories and life lessons she had written, and was inspired to create something meaningful for his own children.
Now, in this space, and with The Memoiry Journal, you can begin to capture and share your own memoiries.
We each have our own special stories and memories that we hold near and dear to our hearts and that we love to recollect and retell
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What They Say
I have utilized Todd’s Memoiry Journal with family and friends as a way to record the multitude of special memories and experiences that fill our lives. Left to our own devices many of these would slip away into obscurity or become diluted with time. Todd’s easy to use format and the prompts provided in the journal help create a living document that reflects the important memories and experiences of your life. The older I get and the more life experiences I accumulate the more I realize what a treasure this Memoiry Journal can be.
As my grandmother got older, my cousins and I realized how little we really knew about our family history. Sure, we knew our heritage and ancestry, but we never took the time to really hear the anecdotal stories about grandma's life, or our parent's lives from her perspective. Through the Memoiry Journal we were able to uncover and record hilarious, embarrassing and enlightening stories that would have otherwise most likely been forgotten. Now as we get older, we have the perfect way to share milestones and “memoiries” with each other that will be remembered forever.
Having been long time friends with Todd and then getting to know his Mom, Fran, when she moved from Milwaukee to Madison, it has been a wonderful journey in understanding the importance of keeping family memories alive. In recent years, my daughter has stated on several of occasions, “Mom, I never knew that about you”, or “why didn’t you ever tell me about that before?” The journal Todd has created in memory of his own mother has become a very valuable tool for my daughter, as well as all my children. I plan to continue collecting and recording many wonderful memories in the future!