General Non-Fiction posted May 25, 2023 Chapters: -Prologue- 1... 

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An attempt at a family heirloom.

A chapter in the book A Paper Time Capsule

Keepsake Collection

by barbara.wilkey

For my birthday this year one of my sons, Andrew, and his wife, Katie gave me a 'A Paper Time Capsule. Write Now. Read Later. Treasured Forever'. The instructions are to share your stories in a collection of twelve letters. These letters will be for my grandchildren, their daughters. Charlotte will be five-years-old in June and Eleanor will be three-years-old in July.

The prompts for these letters are to be written on subjects such as 'Here is a special story about our family' or 'It may surprise you to learn that when I was young...'. Just mentioning two. Each letter is then postdated, sealed to be opened for reading at a predetermined date, when the girls are older.

I thought I'd share these letters with you. I have pondered this since January, my birth month, wondering what on Earth I'd write about. I've always felt my life was boring. They need to remain fairly short, not my best quality. I normally write about 80,000 words to say anything as you know from my novels.

This prologue is an explanation of what I'm attempting to accomplish with these letters. Wish me luck.



I was excited when I received this gift from my son and his wife, but as I thought more about it, it scared me. What could I possibly have had to say that my granddaughters would want to read as teenagers or in their early twenties. As of right now, I only have an idea for the next letter. I will try to post weekly, on Thursdays but can't promise.

As with any of my writing, I did additional editing as I posted. Every time I read my writing; I make changes. I am never satisfied. Thank you for your help and idea.
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