remember filofaxes?

The world is so full of a number of things
I’m sure we should be as happy as kings”
— Happy Thought - Robert Louis Stevenson
  Filofaxes?  Remember them?  I did, the other day, sitting in a cafe while it rained outside, and I smiled.  I had a British boyfriend in the late ‘80’s who was very stylish and I was super impressed by his Filofax - all those tabs and receipts and tickets and contacts. Evidence of his super busy but super organized life.

 

Filofaxes?  Remember them?  I did, the other day, sitting in a cafe while it rained outside, and I smiled.  I had a British boyfriend in the late ‘80’s who was very stylish and I was super impressed by his Filofax - all those tabs and receipts and tickets and contacts. Evidence of his super busy but super organized life.

  And CD towers?  When I was first dating Torrance in the late ‘90’s, he had one.

 

And CD towers?  When I was first dating Torrance in the late ‘90’s, he had one.

And photo albums?  After our 2001 wedding Torrance and I received a binder full of 4X6 photographs - proofs from which we were to choose images for our wedding album.  They are still in that binder. All the “things” that were in those Filofaxes are now tucked away in our phones - easily accessed, shared, backed up.  We still own those CD’s, but we saved them into our iTunes/hard drive and we can (and do!) easily listen to any track, any time on any device.  No dusting.  Our wedding photos?  Torrance scanned them in and made several books we shared with our families. Saving our kids stuff to trovvit is just a natural progression.  Yes, in the moment it feels a little overwhelming - where do I start?  But just like we loaded our contacts into our phone for the first time, we upload a photo of the first bike ride, scan in a poem, share a video of the kindergarten graduation on trovvit. With trovvit we can "play" the records of our kid's moments, anywhere on any device.  Like the wedding album, our parents have a "copy" of what our kids make and learn and do.  And though we keep some hard copies of their work - we don't have to worry about losing Charlie's National Parks Junior Ranger Badge.  It's in trovvit! Over the next few weeks, as kids bring home work from their first semester, we will post how-to videos about saving your kids “things” to trovvit.  And then we will be "as happy as kings!" I promise you will look back at the folders, boxes and portfolios and think, Remember that?

And photo albums?  After our 2001 wedding Torrance and I received a binder full of 4X6 photographs - proofs from which we were to choose images for our wedding album.  They are still in that binder.

All the “things” that were in those Filofaxes are now tucked away in our phones - easily accessed, shared, backed up.  We still own those CD’s, but we saved them into our iTunes/hard drive and we can (and do!) easily listen to any track, any time on any device.  No dusting.  Our wedding photos?  Torrance scanned them in and made several books we shared with our families.


Saving our kids stuff to trovvit is just a natural progression.  Yes, in the moment it feels a little overwhelming - where do I start?  But just like we loaded our contacts into our phone for the first time, we upload a photo of the first bike ride, scan in a poem, share a video of the kindergarten graduation on trovvit. With trovvit we can "play" the records of our kid's moments, anywhere on any device.  Like the wedding album, our parents have a "copy" of what our kids make and learn and do.  And though we keep some hard copies of their work - we don't have to worry about losing Charlie's National Parks Junior Ranger Badge.  It's in trovvit!

Over the next few weeks, as kids bring home work from their first semester, we will post how-to videos about saving your kids “things” to trovvit.  And then we will be "as happy as kings!"

I promise you will look back at the folders, boxes and portfolios and think, Remember that?