I've always had a love affair with paper...heavy weight textured cardstock, handmade paper, notebook filler paper, watercolor paper and now newspaper...finding an ancestors obituary in someone elses collection spured excitement in me and my Dad. I think he was even more thrilled in finding out that he's not the only one with a huge obituary collection. Seeing someone else's collection spurred him to go ahead and place all of his clippings in a scrapbook and publish them too.
Take a extra minute to ask family members what obituaries they have stuffed in Bibles, in drawers, shoeboxes and trunks. Make a copy and preserve it on a scrapbook page, if you don't have a photograph of that story try to glean some fact about their life and find an appropriate embellishment, die-cut or something.
Scrapbooking is not always about preserving the memories, but building them too. Signora will be a memory that I build over the next few months by asking questions about her and of course hunting down a photograph of her. I already have a story of someone named after her.