Lois Lane was one of my idols. She worked at a great, metropolitan newspaper and wrote articles about Heroes. Years ago we started calling our kids The Heroes, (trying to instill heroic type qualities) and we call the grand kids Heroes, Too. Who better to try my reporting skills on??Over the last 10 years we've had Heroes living in Boston, Pennsylvania, Cleveland, Seattle, Utah, San Diego, Toledo, Denver, Minnesota and St. Louis, but they're all members of The Cousins Club.
The Cousins Club Newsletter comes out quarterly with articles featuring my little heroes, as well as something about our family history. Nothing heavy...this month I wrote about our dog Peaches, and sent along a picture of her for the kids to color. I've told funny stories about their parents as little kids, and suggested family recipes they could make.
We have a pledge (suggested by one of the kids)
and I scan photos so they'll remember each other. I had help with the layout the first couple of years, (Aunt Min) and lately I've tried a Pages template.
I'm still experimenting with my design, but I always pick the most appreciative and least critical of readers. (The oldest two are nine, and the youngest two are 4 days old.) Getting anything in the mail is a treat, and I'm sure the ShopCo ads are just as thrilling to recieve, but the ShopKo people don't have as much fun as this Lois Lane.
If you want to be a Hero, join The Cousin's Club. Maybe someone will write about you!