Quotes on Memories
Quotes about Memories and Poems about the Past
Quotes on memories remind me of the importance of preserving and passing all that I can about my life... as well as what I know about the lives of my ancestors.
In other words, what I know about my parents, grandparents and before won't stop with me. I'll pass it on to my posterity.
This page is dedicated to some of my favorite quotes about memories. I hope these quotes and poems inspire you as much as they do me.
Please check back often. I will be adding new quotes and poems regulary. Thanks for stopping by!
Quotes on Memories ...
"Do not forget the things your eyes have seen or let them slip from your heart as long as you live. Teach them to your children and your children's children."
"Traditions are the guideposts driven deep in our subconscious minds. The most powerful ones are those we can't even describe, aren't even aware of"
"I promise that if you will keep your journals and records, they will indeed be a source of great inspiration to your families, to your children, your grandchildren, and others, on through the generations.
Each of us is important to those who are near and dear to us and as our posterity reads of our life's
experiences, they, too, will come to know and love us. And in that glorious day when our families are
together in the eternities, we will already be acquainted."
Poetry about the Past...
"A House I Once Knew" is one of my favorite poems about the past.
It was written by Mr. Leo VanMeer.
I never met Leo in person, but I've read a lot of his writings and I feel that I knew him pretty well. I only wish that my grandfather had written as much as Leo did.
His daughter Mary built and maintained this website for her dad. Leo VanMeer passed away in 2006 at the age of 98. Leo VanMeer Website
Its rooms are empty and wide.
Here and there is a broken pane
The front porch has fallen to ruin
A shed is tumbled and strewn
Somehow it softens in moonlight
That old house is more than a house
I can see a place by the window
I can picture the porch as it used to be
Doors with well-oiled hinges
With everything in place as it should
I see it in mellowed reflection
A house with a memory; it's more than a house
I'd give so much to live again
Then it knew our laughter and tears,
I was unwise to have left it, I know
Was a heap of things I thought worthwhile
It might be made home again, who knows?
I watch the moonlight slant through a tree,
It once was home to me.
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