This weekend, I received this beautiful bound book from the 1000Memories founders. It was a gift from them—a collection of all the photos from the memorial page I created for my beloved grandmother, Isabella Livingston.

It’s been almost 20 years since Isabella passed away. Rather than be sad, I remember all the happy moments we shared and try keep her spirit alive. Most importantly, I want my son to understand what a special person she was. She really would have liked him.

So when Y Combinator funded 1000memories last winter, I created a memorial page for my grandmother. I had fun going through the old photos of Isabella and choosing to add ones from my childhood  that elicit special memories. My plan was to write about Isabella so that my son could learn more about her through photos and stories.

Then got sidetracked—probably with YC stuff. But my aunt Ann somehow managed to discover the link and added Isabella’s biography. She shared it with a few family members and my aunt Susan added some wonderful photos. 

Now I have this lovely book that I can read to my 2-year-old at bedtime and share my memories. I'll treasure it.