This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and Walmart Family Mobile. All opinions are mine alone. #MobileMemories #CollectiveBias Dear Diary, This Memorial Day, I celebrated the life and legacy of my grandfather, Raymond Hopson. He served in the U.S. Navy, in one of the last all Black units before desegregation. As a little girl, I remember sitting on his lap and listening to war stories–the edited version of course–and asking him to tell me for the umpteenth time how he got a fish tattooed on his arm. Did I mention my memories of combing his silky gray hair? Wonder what his military buddies would think about that! Thirty years later, my own curious kid is asking her grandfather questions, including one about why he jumped out of airplanes. And thanks to modern day technology, she learning how to make memories with Walmart Best Plans. My dad passed down his courageous spirit to my daughter Caitlynn, who isn’t afraid to try new things, causing me to constantly helicopter above her. Now that my dad is getting older, we want to capture his stories on our Samsung Galaxy Avant. We got connected through the Walmart Family Mobile service, just in time to make Memorial Day memories at my parents’ backyard barbecue. For $29.88, we got Unlimited Talk Text and Data/Web. That includes up to 1G of 4G LTE data, which my father needs since he finally signed up for a Facebook account. This is a perfect plan for him, especially since he’s a bit frugal. My sister pays his phone bill. In exchange, he landscapes her yard! He doesn’t mind, because he loves the outdoors. He even stops to snaps pictures with his cell phone of the squirrels and chipmunks, which my daughter gets a kick out of. For me, the plan had me at Unlimited. I talk a lot, and my daughter not only got my dad’s adventurous spirit but also my longwinded storytelling skills. My dad won’t tell her to call back later! We plan to create a photo book with our pictures. I have a horrible habit of storing #MobileMemories on my phone. But something about the grandfather-granddaughter relationship is inspiring me to make these moments last forever. Here’s how you too can capture your adventures. 1. Make #MobileMemories What type of memories do you want to make and capture on camera? Plan the pictures you would like to take in advance. For instance, when my daughter went to the park, I knew I want to get a picture of her making a wish on a dandelion. I also had my 12-year-old nephew, her hero, hand her a bouquet of flowers. She always plays pretend and cooks for my father, who sits crisscross applesauce next to her Kidkraft kitchen. Next time he’s over, I’m going to take their picture while she makes his eggs over easy. 2. Find a Backdrop We live near a park filled with tall trees, bright flowers and a picturesque fountain. It’s the perfect place to set up a shoot. I carry my cell phone everywhere, so when I spot a nice background, I order everyone to say cheese! We went out to dinner last week, and a walking trail and river ran along the side of the restaurants. My father and the kids skipped rocks, and I snapped shots. With the weather warming up, we’ll take pictures at baseball games, carnivals and other outdoor attractions. 3. Edit Your Photos Using free phone apps, you can add text and crop images. Did you take a picture of your child laughing? Use text features to tell the joke. Did you snap a shot on the first day of summer? Timestamp the image. Remember, don’t keep your #MobileMemories on your phone. Print it out, and make a scrap book. Disclaimer: All prices for phones and plans included in this post are accurate as of the date of posting; however, these prices are subject to change. Please refer to your local Walmart for current pricing. Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.