Have you ever…
*Wondered why every family gathering includes that certain salad and why the pickles are always in that pretty glass dish?
*Looked through your Grandma’s photo albums and done a double-take when you noticed how much your middle daughter is the spitting image of your great-aunt’s youngest daughter?
*Opened the trunk of old dresses you inherited from your great-aunt and been happy to discover you now have a bunch of vintage dresses that are the real thing?
*Been faced with the dilemma of having to decide who gets your mom’s diamond anniversary ring?
*Wished you had paid better attention when your grandparents were telling you about their life as a child and young adult?
*Discovered the letters your parents wrote back and forth when your dad was in Vietnam?
It’s easy for most people to appreciate the value of their family’s history, but when it comes to sharing and preserving your family’s unique history for current and future generations, most people confess they don’t know where to start. ENTER: “Please Pass the Memories”.
“Please Pass the Memories” is a book FILLED with ideas, advice, and instructions for using keepsakes, favorite family recipes, stories, shoe boxes of old family photos, the (almost) lost art of conversation, and the asset called ‘time’ to join the generations of your family together. From cooking contests between generations, turning a single piece of jewelry into uniquely special gifts for six granddaughters, and putting Great-grandma’s recipes on a potholder, to turning your anniversary into a yearly family ‘holiday’ and spending the day listening to family stories and learning how to make fishing lures or clothespin dolls, “Please Pass the Memories” shows and tells you how.
“Please Pass the Memories” is the ultimate handbook for building stronger bonds between past, present, and future generations, creating a sense of pride in who you come from, and is a go-to guide for sharing old memories and making new ones.
“Please Pass the Memories” is the book YOU will want move to the top of your list of ‘must reads’.
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Darla Noble has been writing inspirational nonfiction, historical nonfiction, memoirs, Bible studies, parenting/family resources, and curriculum for over twenty-eight years. Darla’s popularity as an author, ghostwriter, and speaker come from her ability to entertain, encourage and educate through storytelling and practical advice.
Darla’s faith, wit, and wisdom are enjoyed by readers across the United States, the UK, Australia, the Philippines, South Africa, and Canada. In addition to speaking to students and various other organizations, Darla does a great deal of freelance work and ghostwriting, as well as writing the faith-based and “Momma D” columns for the “Phelps County Focus” newspaper. She is also the author of:
All my Love, George…Letters from a WWII Hero” – a collection of letters written by army medic and Missouri native, George Burks, paired with the thoughts and memories of the younger brother he was writing to, who is now in his eighties.
“Love, Momma D”— a collection of Darla’s (aka, Momma D) most popular parenting lessons and stories that teach parents to parent from the heart with unconditional love.
“Through the Eyes of a Shepherd” – a collection of inspirational stories stemming from years of caring for the sheep on her family’s farm. Each story reminds readers that being called God’s sheep is a compliment…not an insult.
“Faith Is Like Chocolate” – a devotional book for tweens and teens that uses things like chocolate, pizza, movies, books, and even homework to encourage readers to get to know Jesus on a personal level.
“Please Pass the Memories” – a book filled with ideas advice, and instructions on how to bring the generations of your family together (past, present, and future) using stories, pictures, food, keepsakes, time, conversation, traditions, and more. Oh, and love. Always love.
Darla and her husband John have been married for thirty-nine years, are the parents of four grown children, four children in-law, and seven adorable grandchildren. When Darla is not writing or speaking, she enjoys raising vegetables and flowers, camping, spending time with her family and friends, and hanging out with her miniature dachshund, Charlotte.
Darla loves to hear from her readers, so feel free to contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org and ‘like’ her on Facebook.