Use photos to preserve a family story instead of holding on to truckloads of old items. Jan’s parents both recently passed away leaving the house and furnishings that needed to be distributed or sold. The home had a very distinctive style from days gone by. The home was filled with all sorts of wonderful memories. To preserve those numerous memories she took lots of photos – of the collection of the nick-knacks, colorful rooms and interesting artwork. Instead of keeping the house and furnishings as a shrine to her parents she made a special book of the memories of her parents’ home and the places they went to when they visited.