Thursday, May 5, 2011

Who Are They?

I have been really busy lately organizing the month long NSD celebrations we are having at Let's Scrap.  We have such wonderful members that several of them provided the group with challenges, as did some of our Design Team members.  There are lots of challenges, two new sketches and even a game of bingo going on for NSD 2011.  Why not pop over and join in on the fun?
I decided to give member Betty Hornbrook's challenge a try.  For it you had to do a layout using a Let's Scrap sketch with no pictures.  In there place you could use a poem, bucket list, story etc.  Here is what I came up with.

The poem I used is this one written by Pam Harazim

Strangers in the Box

Come, look with me inside this drawer,
In this box I've often seen,
At the pictures, black and white,
Faces proud, still, serene.
I wish I knew the people,
These strangers in the box,
Their names and all their memories
Are lost among my socks.
I wonder what their lives were like,
How did they spend their days?
What about their special times?
I'll never know their ways.
If only someone had taken time
To tell who, what, where, or when,
These faces of my heritage
Would come to life again.
Could this become the fate
Of the pictures we take today?
The faces and the memories
Someday to be passed away?
Make time to save your stories,
Seize the opportunity when it knocks,
Or someday you and yours could be
The strangers in the box.
I have been researching my family tree for over 40 years and I have many family photo's of people I have not been able to identify.  When I started scrapbooking I came across this poem and thought it would be perfect to use on a page for my heritage album but never got around to scrapping it until now. Hopefully with my scrapbook albums I will prevent future generations of my family from wondering  who the strangers in the box are. 
I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend and Happy Scrapping!


At May 6, 2011 at 4:21 PM , Blogger Stacy H-W said...

You are such an awesome artist!! I just always love your work. This layout is no exception!! Gorgeousness!!
Have a wonderful Mother's Day weekend!!

At May 8, 2011 at 2:14 PM , Blogger Scrappin' Annie said...

Betty Anne this is perfect - I love the poem and your page. I just have to keep it an do a similar page for my "unknowns" too.

At May 10, 2011 at 4:06 AM , Blogger 2amscrapper said...

Betty Anne, I love that poem? May I use it? Love your layout, too.

At May 16, 2011 at 1:24 AM , Blogger Carolina said...

What a fabulous page, Betty! I love how everything looks in it!

At May 18, 2011 at 11:05 PM , Blogger Denise said...

What an incredible poem. A great reminder to scrap about who we are and who the people we scrap about are :)


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