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Share Family History with Grandchildren

Like most Baby Boomers, you probably have a lot of black and white photos sitting in albums or boxes, photos that depict your ancestors. Ever wonder what your grandchildren think when they see these grayish photos?

In their world, every photo they see is saturated in amazing color thanks to today's super high quality cameras and phones. Lori Stewart, an award-winning author from California, wondered too what children would think. That interest resulted in her second book entitled Grandma, Aren't you Glad the World's Finally in Color Today!

The read-aloud picture book features black and white photos from generations ago side-by-side with brightly colored present day photos. Every two pages contains photos about a particular subject with a time line running across the top of the pages with fascinating details.

We can really learn something from Lori's time line which provides facts in an easy to read way that will jog your memory about the dates for certain things -- and give older generations a chance to educate children. I had no idea air conditioning was created way back in 1902, but thank God it was. (Home air conditioning followed in the 1920s.) Or that the Model T was made in colors at first from 1908 to 1913, but then Ford switched production to only black cars, in a money saving move. I can't ever remember seeing a red Model T, but would love to.

There are lots of details that can spark a discussion with your grandchildren as you leaf through the book. But even more so the photos will be something you will enjoy sharing and talking about with your family: children on horseback opposite children on a school bus; a one room schoolhouse next to an aerial shot of a school complex nestled in mountains; girls in pinafores opposite children with bright tee-shirts featuring favorite characters.

There is so much more to this book, which would make a great gift for Grandparents Day (September 7, 2014). For more information about the book which will be released September 1, 2014 visit http://www.LoriScottStewart.com

 



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