While reading the stories in this issue of JAX FAX, I added a few more destinations to my “Travel Bucket List.” These are the journeys for someday - places I’d really like to see at some point in the future. As for today, I am too busy with work, the kids, the house and those countless other reasons we put off the things we really desire. As you might imagine, being the editor of JAX FAX and reading so many fantastic articles every month, my travel bucket list grows longer with each issue.
I am fascinated with history, and have a particular fondness for ephemera. I love to ponder how living life in a time gone by compares to the life we are living today, and old paper items offer a unique glimpse into the past.
Recently, I have been cleaning out the estate of my in-laws. It has been a journey of discovery, while at the same time, a true history lesson. We have found so much memorabilia that was obviously very important to the ones to which it once belonged, but to those left behind, it is rather a mystery why these items were ever saved in the first place. I was touched by the variety of things I found, and realized that there really is such a thing as the memory of a lifetime.