Organizing Your Contacts
My brother is a master organizer and has long since digitized everything he can. When I put away the Roledex after Christmas, I said that I had intended to put everything into Google Contacts, but when I started looking at the cards, too many memories are tied to them and I just couldn’t.
Yes! I have past addresses lined through and new addresses written on the cards. I found prayer requests written on some. A line through the name of a spouse and the date of death or divorce. Anniversary dates, kids names, and birthdays. If the kids married, their spouse’s name and any pertinent info. This helps me remember details of family and friends I might not otherwise remember.
Then there are directions to the addresses. Some of the cards included this information. It was so easy to grab the Roledex card when visiting someone and have the directions and their phone number right there. Today we have Google maps and cell phones (although I still find written directions better).
Some information was historical that I want to add to my Family Treemaker file: old addresses of family members, dates when they moved, etc. I have all that on the cards. I pulled those cards and will put them in the folder labeled, “add to Family Treemaker.”
Time to Complete
It took me two lazy afternoons to type in the information. My Roledex was divided into “current” and “old.” In the “old” were businesses in a former town where I lived (and my daughter still lives near there, so she might need them), family and friends who have passed, people who are no longer in my life for whatever reason. I dealt with each appropriately, shredding any personal info cards. 😁😁
Job done. Life moves on.
What about you?? 🤔🤔
Are you hanging onto things that no longer have a purpose or serve you? Things that could be digitized and serve you just as well?? Winter is a great time to tackle these projects. A couple hours here and there world wonders at clearing out the old and unused and preserving what you really want to keep.
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