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may 1985. … my dad set these datebooks aside for me several years ago when he was sorting through his stores of things in the garage.  he thought i would enjoy them for the photographs (which i certainly did), but didn’t know i would value them more for the history they kept. my parents were married in august 1983, & i came along in may 1984.  in these sierra club datebooks from 1983–1985, i love seeing their records (when letters were sent & received; picnics; the purchase of the bedset i grew up with, & their first vcr; simpler groceries & gas prices) as well as their record-keeping (so diligent & practical — this hasn’t changed much).  it’s interesting — the deliberateness of what was chosen to be remembered & in this analog manner.  i miss that. … i hold on to a good many things, but these in particular have me most fascinated.

may 1985.

my dad set these datebooks aside for me several years ago when he was sorting through his stores of things in the garage.  he thought i would enjoy them for the photographs (which i certainly did), but didn’t know i would value them more for the history they kept.

my parents were married in august 1983, & i came along in may 1984.  in these sierra club datebooks from 1983–1985, i love seeing their records (when letters were sent & received; picnics; the purchase of the bedset i grew up with, & their first vcr; simpler groceries & gas prices) as well as their record-keeping (so diligent & practical — this hasn’t changed much).  it’s interesting — the deliberateness of what was chosen to be remembered & in this analog manner.  i miss that.

i hold on to a good many things, but these in particular have me most fascinated.