Record a Memory: Grandmother, Tell Me Your Story is a recordable keepsake journal that provides grandmothers with the opportunity to document their life stories and record their memories for their grandchildren. The journal is designed to help Grandma record life s major events; personal thoughts and anecdotes; and family history and traditions through audio recordings, photos, and the written word. The voice recording is permanent; it will not be lost when the book s batteries are changed.
Written prompts and fill-in-the-blanks help determine what kind of information to note. Each section of the journal features a place to display a photo and a recording opportunity to talk about a favorite story or memory. You can record what you ve written on a page, or come up with a recording idea of your own. Here is a list of some of the family history topics included in Record a Memory: Grandmother, Tell Me Your Story:
A place of my own
Love and marriage
Starting a family
Recording your voice is easy. Follow these directions:
Choose the page to record.
Press the REC button and the button with the corresponding illustration at the same time. Hold them down until you hear a beep, and then begin recording. Each button offers up to 90 seconds of recording time.
When finished recording, press REC again. Press the illustrated button to hear the recording. Re-record until you are satisfied with the recording. Repeat the process for each page.
Set the locking switch behind the screw-on plate to ensure that your recording won t be inadvertently erased. Three replaceable AAA batteries come with the book.
Please note that in order for the book to function properly it must be recorded on a flat surface and in a well-lit area, so that the holes located on the right side of the book have an unobstructed view of a light source. The same conditions are also required for proper playback.