Thursday, February 9, 2012

A FEW POSTS AGO I wrote about using Pinterest to post photos of places I lived and make mention of in my memoir. Since that post, I've added one more "Board" specifically for posting facsimiles of long-ago personal items, like album covers and toys. To those of you who aren't frequenters of Pinterest, you probably can't see the allure. On the other hand, if you are, indeed a Pinterest affectionado, you understand. It's quite therapeutic.
A few days ago I was proofreading a chapter and came across a paragraph where I had written about a certain cereal I liked. So I made a note of it, then later, Googled it, clicked on "images" and voila, there it was! After a few copy/paste functions, I had it on my board. So easy a cave man can do it. 

I've found that this process is really helpful when you're not sure whether you can trust your memory or not. For instance, around the time I was in first grade, I remember wanting a "Kiddle" Doll. Sure enough. It was indeed a doll, manufactured by Matel in the 1960s and 70s. It's now also on my "board." 

Have a look around. The first three "boards" are devoted to images of my memoir. They continue to be an enjoyable work in progress.  

As always, 
Thanks for visting! 

5 comments:

Becca's Dirt said...

I am on pinterest but I really don't know what I'm doing. I just find things I like and hit repin or like. I have no idea what is happening but I'll figure it out. I don't have a lot of time to spend on it so...I will follow you though.

Donna@Gardens Eye View said...

I have not had time to find Pinterest...but I remember having Kiddles...loved them!!

Linda Hoye said...

I'm loving Pinterest. Perhaps a bit too much sometimes! It is inspiring though, isn't it? Thanks for sharing some of the ways you are using it.

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Grace, I'm on Pinterest. I spend some time there, but not always am I able to browse as much as I'd like. I'll look you up!! :-)

Cute t-shirt! lol

linda said...

Hi Grace, Thank you for your Swanson TV dinner pin... I've tried describing it to my British husband.

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