Passed and Present: Keeping Memories of Loved Ones Alive

Jennifer Orkin Lewis (illus.). Seal: Perseus. Apr. 2016. 264p. ISBN 9781580056120. pap. $16; ebk. ISBN 9781580056137. SELF-HELP
Gilbert (Always Too Soon) has penned a road map to uncovering creative and meaningful activities to keep the memories of our parents, siblings, and friends alive after they have passed on. She offers five subdivisions of steps to take to remember loved ones, which include using scanners to preserve photos, holidays as a time to grieve, and traveling to places where togetherness was achieved. Gilbert provides solace in the idea of making a pillow of a favored flannel shirt or getting a tattoo to memorialize a beloved's death.
VERDICT For those of "a certain age," this is a godsend of methods to positively hold on to and impart to the next generation.
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