Saturday, June 8, 2013

Uncle Bill

A quick layout to share today in memory of my Uncle Bill who passed away in 2009. Uncle Bill was my Grandma's brother, therefore he was actually my great uncle. He loved to play and sing gospel music, so I chose some papers, washi tape, and letter stickers with musical notes to go on a layout with his obituary and funeral program.

I like to add these memorial pages in my scrapbooks because I think it honors the memory of the people we love. I enjoyed reading Uncle Bill's obituary again and remembering times we visited him and his family when I was a child, times me and Grandma visited him in my adult years, and the last few visits in the years since Grandma's been gone. He always had a smile and was genuinely glad to sit and visit a spell anytime I was passing through.

Do you create memorial pages in your albums?

10 comments:

Becky said...

This is a lovely page. I haven't done any memorial pages but that might be because I hadn't actually thought of it as most of my scrapping is in the 'now'. However you have given me something to think about :-)

Ellyn said...

I've never done a memorial page but I do have an uncle Bill!

Sian said...

I think I probably made a start with that "camping" page I did recently. It's a must for a complete scrapbook, really, when I think about it. Great stuff!

Cheri said...

I have several memorial pages and several more in mind. I think it is a great way to pass on heritage information to my kids!

Sandra said...

I'm still no ready yet to include mum & dad memorial pages yet, but I'm sure in a few years I'll be ready, I truly think it's a lovely tribute to our loved ones

Barbara Eads said...

I love your layout about your Uncle Bill. I think a scrapbook page devoted to a loved one is the perfect way to remember them.

Maria Ontiveros said...

What a beautiful layout out. I love the handwritten note.
Rinda

Karen said...

What a lovely tribute to your Uncle Bill!

alexa said...

I think it is a wonderful way to pass on information and stories about people we love. I did one for my children about an elderly family member whom they only met a few times when they were tiny.

Missus Wookie said...

I've done a couple - both where I wasn't ready to do much else and wanted the funeral bits kept.