I am Sue Triggs-Rhuda and I am the founder and Creative-in-Chief for Modern Memorykeeper. I am excited to share my passion for Memorykeeping and stories with you. Here is a tiny slice of my story:
I have been a collector of photos, memorabilia and stories since I was a very little girl…My first scrapbook, in the old Victorian style of scrapbooking is from when I was about 5. I have kept photos, writing, and the bits and pieces of everyday life in scrapbooks, photo albums, handmade books, fancy bound journals, and just about everything else since then. We are extremely fortunate as a family to have had our own memorykeepers going back several generations on both sides. My dad and grandad both worked for Eastman Kodak so to say there were a lot of photos around growing up is an understatement, which put me on my path to helping others with their family memories! As to be expected, I am the official Family Historian and Curator. I’m currently working with family scrapbooks, slides and memorabilia, some 100 years old, to preserve items and build a Family Memory Library for the generations to come.
I want to help others preserve their family memories be it photos, slides, negatives, film or memorabilia. It is so gratifying to see a giant photo mess become an organized collection and to get memories off of computers and out of boxes and into someone’s hands in a beautifully designed photo book, or shared through a custom photo website. I love sharing my work with our families images with my family and friends.
I live north of Boston, empty nesting while our twin girls are at college with my wonderful hubby. When I’m not working to help people tell their stories, I’m hanging out with friends, making magic out of fabric and yarn, attempting to garden, walking the dog and spending time at the beach in the summer. I love living near the ocean, in the footsteps of my New England ancestors and in my favorite part of the country.
I can’t wait for the opportunity to help you with your projects!