A Memory Tablecloth Start One Today!


What You Will Need:  

white or other light colored table cloth


pieces of poster board 8 x 10 and larger

friends and family

Have you ever considered that much of our laughter, our sharing with one another, our memories together are made around the table, with our favorite music playing in the background?

In memory everything seems to happen to music.” Tennessee Williams 

We first learned about a memory tablecloth when we joined our friends, David and Rebecca for an annual Christmas party back in 2010. 

Take care of all your memories. For you cannot relive them.” Bob Dylan

 Spread across their dining room table was a white cloth with messages written all over it in a variety of colors. Many of us added a notation that very night.

Soon, our family started our own memory tablecloth and it has been a highlight of many of our meals for the past five years. It is fun to look back at the memories we’ve collected on our tablecloth!IMG_5671 IMG_5672 IMG_5673A few helpful tips: 

Be sure to place poster board under cloth before beginning.

Any age friend or family member can participate

from toddler to age 100 and beyond.

Always date and initial or sign your notation.

Don’t worry if you make a mistake, just make

it into a flower or a heart and carry on. <smile>

Take to dry cleaners when dirty.

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Our Great Nephew, Jacob’s Nativity Scene

IMG_5680 IMG_5681 IMG_5682 IMG_5683Yesterday, my sisters and I gathered at our home to celebrate our niece, Pamela and her future groom with an “I Do BBQ” for our niece.

I have always loved this idea. Holidays at David and Rebecca’s are so special and I love reading the memory cloth. Several are messages from those who are now in heaven and they are even more special. It makes us feel like they are still joining us at the table.” 

Joanne Brewer Yates

We started them their own memory tablecloth at the party!

Pamela’s cousin, Stacey, and Aunt Bonny traveled from Charleston, South Carolina to celebrate with Pam and Joel!

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Would you like to capture more

family and friend memories by starting

your own memory tablecloth?

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