When pirates buried their treasure, they drew a map to find it again. On the map, they put a big X showing where to find the treasure.
A treasure that I’ve found in my mother’s papers is a hand-drawn map she made showing the Phillips oil company camp where the family lived in the 1930s. Actually she left a number of these maps showing where the McGhees and the Martins lived in Greenwood and Lyon County, Kansas.
I wish I’d had this to include in her memoir, My Flint Hills Childhood.
Here’s an example:
I think this is a great idea for all of us to record our neighborhood where we grew up or the interior of the house. A great memory exercise.