1.) Start with an object that may jog your memories, perhaps a photo or a keepsake from the event.
2.)Write down brief notes about what you remember:
a.) What was the event?
(Birthday, Wedding, Funeral, Reunion, Holiday?)
b.) Where was the event held (town/city?)
c.) What year was it (How old do you think you were?)
d.) Who else was there (Family, Friends, Neighbors)?
e.) What happened at the event? (Guest speakers, activities, food, dance?)
f.) Is there anything you wish you had said or done differently?
f.) How did all this make you feel then? How does it make you feel today?
3.) Contact someone else who was there and ask them questions about details you may have forgotten.
4.) Organize your notes into a story format and add descriptions of sounds, smells, tastes, & other emotions or sensations from the event.
Congratulations, you've successfully recorded your memory!