1984
    Calendar History
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    “Calendar History,” Ensign, Feb. 1984, 60

    Calendar History

    My in-laws live nearly five hundred miles away, and it’s hard to maintain contact through more than a once-a-week telephone call. But proud grandparents are always eager to hear of their grandchildren’s activities, so I devised a simple way to keep them in contact.

    I acquired medium-sized calendars and began to record our three daughters’ daily accomplishments. Since the space for each day is limited in size, I note only the day’s highlights, trying to record at least one remark about one child. At the end of each month, I simply tear off the calendar page, write a note on the back, and send it to Grandmom and Grandpop. Needless to say, they are delighted—especially when I try to include a few pictures at the end of the month.

    This monthly tradition does wonders for the morale of the grandparents, who need to be included in our family. Nancy Betts Gorzesik, Raleigh, North Carolina

    Illustrated by Bill Swensen