Group facilitator Emma Golby-Kirk from Now Heritage shared with the group her personal memento of her Grandmother - a pack of exquisite miniature playing cards - and recalled her memory of her Grandmother playing Solitaire in the last years of her life. Emma passed photographs of the three generations of mothers going right back to post-colonial days on the Seychelle Islands. The group agreed that the tactile nature of a reminiscence object forges a stronger emotional response than photographs do.
Two group members also brought along their items: Diana brought some colourful glass beads and a silver necklace belonging to an aunt who dressed well, and Chris showed a bound collection of cigarette cards passed down from a father who received them from his cousin in 1914. Two hours whizzed by and everyone enjoyed uploading stories and comments to the website.
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