Are you a member of the refuse-to-be-aging Baby Boomers Generation? Do you enjoy your sweet family memories of days gone by, while enjoying life in the here and now and making the scrapbooks and digital memory books to prove it? Are you ever involved in educational activities for grandparents and their grandchildren such as working on homework research projects? Would you like to create unique homemade greetings cards and gifts for friends and relatives of all ages – from senior citizens on down to adorable toddlers? I have a fun resource for you!
The dMarie Time Capsule is a website I've used off and on for years. You put in a date you want to research and it tells you all sorts of interesting little bits and pieces of info that includes various headlines, popular music song titles, prices of a wide assortment of items from bread to houses, people born on that date, and more.
For example, I put in April 26, 1969. LBJ was president, Charles de Gaulle was three days away from resigning, several of my oldie goldie music favorites were in the lead – Dizzy by Tommy Roe, Sugar Sugar by the Archies, and Crimson and Clover by Tommy James and the Shondells. (Do you see me swooning! 🙂 ) My dad must have been doing major "high-fives" since John Wayne won an Oscar (for True Grit). He was busy watching Hawaii-Five-O while I was enthralled with Star Trek. Silly String was a hot new toy then – and it's STILL around and popular with our grandchildren. Bread was 23 cents per loaf and a U.S. postage stamp was six cents.
For April 26, 1941, when my senior mom was about ten, World War II was in the news, the organ was introduced to baseball fans at a Chicago Cubs game, and the delightful song by Glenn Miller, Chattanooga Choo Choo was topping the charts (a favorite of my senior parents AND myself!). FDR was president and bread was only eight cents per loaf while a U.S. postage stamp ran three cents!
These are fascinating bits of trivia that are perfect to jazz up a cute Smilebox birthday card, homemade greetings cards, or a brand new photo album, coupled with some fun scrapbook sayings, both inspirational and historical. Wouldn't that be fun for craft activities for grandparents and grandchildren as you prepare surprises for young and old moms for Mother's Day? Can you tell I'm starting to make my crafting plans? 🙂
Don't forget, school is coming to an end for the year and the final research reports are coming due. If you have a grandchild, like mine, who has to prepare a report for history, this would be a great asset. I wish I'd thought about it earlier this year for her Civil War paper!
I know my senior mom is going to love it when I print out a page for her favorite sister's birthday to send her with her birthday card and gift! One of the activities she loves is to compile personalized articles, notes, and items of interest and mail them to the special people in her life and this will be right up her alley!
Have fun with the dMarie Time Capsule site and let us know if you think of more uses for it for those of us in the Baby Boomers Generation and Sandwich Generation. We'd love to hear about them. 🙂
P.S. Don't forget to add in some fun bits of trivia from the dMarie Time Capsule site. 🙂