Do You Remember...?

A Trip Down Memory Lane for You and Your Family

Non-Fiction - Inspirational
200 Pages
Reviewed on 03/23/2021
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Reviewed by Joy Hannabass for Readers' Favorite

Do You Remember...? A Trip Down Memory Lane for You and Your Family by David Albaugh is a very different book than any I have ever read or reviewed before. This book takes you on a unique trip down Memory Lane, but you are the real author. After the introduction to the book, all 200 pages in this book are blank, except for the topic at the top of the page. On each page, it tells you what to write about. It may be a holiday, or it could be memories as a child or different toys, or when you were a teenager, and on to your older years. You really should see this book to feel the full impact.

I admit, when I first looked through this book I wasn't sure David Albaugh knew what he was doing. But now that I see his reasoning, I think he has a brilliant idea. I love how each page draws memories from me that I haven't remembered in a very long time. And it's all because as I started writing, more memories came. I love Christmas so that's where I started; so many precious memories came pouring out. And it was this way for me all through the book. Lots of laughing and crying. I really like what Albaugh has to say about wanting to help give people motivation, to reflect back to younger years and better times, and remember what they were like. Especially during our busy day-to-day lives and the troubled and uncertain times we have been living in.

I think Do You Remember...? is a book you can give your children. Actually, you can give them two copies, once you have filled out your own memories, and one for your children to fill out for their own families. Never written a book before? Here is your chance and it is all outlined for you. All you have to do is start writing. Each book will be unique and different because it's all about you, and your family, friends, or whoever and whatever you choose to write about in your memories. What a treasure this book is and will be. I'm thinking Christmas gift here.

Lesley Jones

As an adult in today's society, it is sometimes easy to get trapped on the treadmill of work, bills, and other pressures from society that we have subconsciously placed upon ourselves. As children, we all had the power to dream that anything was possible and our imagination was limitless. So, when was the moment that our hopes and dreams were replaced by limiting beliefs? Throughout Do You Remember...? by David Albaugh, you will be invited to take a trip down memory lane and recall those special times growing up. From Christmas, Thanksgiving, or birthdays to the hobbies, interests, or friendships you enjoyed. By completing the simple but thought-provoking questions, you will gain a deeper understanding of your values and beliefs and how they have altered from childhood. We are all traveling our own unique journey through life and sometimes that path is not where we intended to be. This book will help you pinpoint where the positive beliefs were sabotaged by fear and doubt and uncover the root cause of any negativity in your life.

Do You Remember...? by David Albaugh will certainly take you back to your childhood and teenage years, igniting memories from your past. If you answer the questions honestly, you are going to learn so much about your thought processes and how they have impacted your life today. The questions seemed simple but were very intelligent. I loved the questions on those pivotal moments around Christmas when you discovered the existence of Santa was a myth. Although it seems a simple question, the answer will reveal so much about your attitude towards deception, your parents, and the beauty and power of imagination. The book also lets you recall the pivotal moments and people from your past who may have impacted how you view yourself and others today. I feel this book is so powerful and will inspire some deep self-reflection as you work through it. I also loved the questions on friendships and those that have stood the test of time; this again reveals a great deal about how you view yourself and the personal or professional boundaries you may need to alter. An exceptionally unique but enjoyable read.

Tammy Ruggles

Do You Remember...? A Trip Down Memory Lane for You and Your Family by David Albaugh is an inspirational guide for using memories to enrich your life or the lives of others. Memories are at the heart of this uniquely composed book. Comprised of prompts to recall memories, this book would make a great gift idea, therapy tool, or simply a way to share quality time with family, friends, or get-togethers. It's also a good conversation starter at a party or when trying to get to know someone a lot better. The preface is heartfelt and encouraging, and explains how important memories are, and that the impact of sharing them can be moving Some of the prompts are so thought-provoking that they may bring up memories you hadn't thought about in a long time. This can lead to a few painful moments as well, so be ready for a variety of emotions you may attach to recalling memories. This isn't a book that you "read", but rather "use". Any reading is related to the prompts, so really this book is about you and writing your thoughts and not the author's, although his introduction is really personable and inviting.

Albaugh has assembled quite a set of memory prompts in this book, and leaves room for you to think, answer, and journal if you wish. Memories are personal and powerful; some can make you laugh, cry, or feel closer to others. Examples of the prompts include specific holidays, hobbies, sports, food, cars, toys, movies, television, school, friends, etc. If you find yourself bored, claustrophobic from quarantine, or just looking for something new to do, these prompts are an excellent way to fill the time. You can also invite others to share their memories along with yours. And, when talking to family or friends about the same memory, ask them for their interpretation of it. What I like about this book is that it can be used in different ways for personal reflection or in a professional setting, such as a classroom or support group. Do You Remember...? A Trip Down Memory Lane for You and Your Family by David Albaugh is a way families can have fun together and become closer.

Vernita Naylor

Let's go back in time when we had fun and loving memories. As the author states, the year 2020 brought so many things to the forefront. While nothing was new under the sun, it still was tough in so many ways. Sit back, put your feet up, alone or with your loved ones, and let's take a trip down memory lane with Do You Remember...? A Trip Down Memory Lane for You and Your Family by David Albaugh. In this book, you will rediscover yourself and those memories by being asked over twenty-five questions from your childhood and teenage to college years. This book will make you connect with your past with questions from What is your favorite way to bring in the New Year? and Who was your favorite teacher or college professor? to What was your favorite movie as a teenager that you repeatedly watched? and so much more. If there are other memories that you wish to explore, there's space for that.

I enjoyed Do You Remember...? A Trip Down Memory Lane for You and Your Family so much because it was fun just to connect, reflect and write about a memory that I thought was long gone. This book helped to bring back so many memories and the added question of why really made me dig deep. David Albaugh thought of everything because friends, cars, movies, holidays, and other things help to enhance our lives and memories as well. If you want to get away momentarily from the hustle and bustle and get lost in a world of your past and history, this book is ideal. Whether you go down memory lane alone or with others, you will surely enjoy the ride with this book. Spread the word. Highly recommended. Enjoy!

Mamta Madhavan

Do You Remember…? A Trip Down Memory Lane for You and Your Family by David Albaugh is a collection of exercises that will make readers remember all their happy memories during these trying and difficult times. Everyone has memories, some may be easy to recollect and some may take some time, but this book will help readers bring back the times when they were at their happiest. The exercises in the book can be fun to try out and the prompts at the top of the page will help readers write down memories easily. The prompts can also be used as conversation starters, will help in knowing a person better, and most importantly it is also a wonderful way of reminiscing.

I like the idea of looking back and recollecting memories and thoughts that have shaped the growing up years. The nostalgic recollections will be helpful to many readers to enjoy the good memories they had while growing up. Reading the prompts is also a good way for adults to be motivated and get back to their hobbies in these trying times during the pandemic. It is also a good way for readers to cherish their memories as they look back in time when they go through the prompts and answer them. Writing down memories can bring back more memories, those which are unforgotten and lying at the back of the mind, and make readers enjoy their simpler times of life.