I talked about the first presents that I remember in the toys prompt – the stuffed bear and monkey that I kept for years. But a couple of memorable gifts that I have had came from my grandmothers. My Dad’s mom gave me some crocheted collars that were all the fashion rage when I was in high school. She made me several of them in different colors and styles to wear with my turtle necks and sweatshirts like the other girls were doing. I still have some of these.
My Mom’s mom gave me a quilt that is one of my treasures to this day. She had visited us when I was coloring in this book of birds. She wanted it for patterns and I let her have it so the quilt that she made from these patterns was mine when I graduated from high school. I used this quilt for many years but now it is too threadbare to use but I keep it displayed in my bedroom.
This week’s prompt is – First Present or Gift
- Can you remember it?
- Who bought it for you?
- Do you still have it?
- Pictures or a description
- Other special gifts?
The Book of Me, Written by YouBy Julie Goucher 2012 – Anglers Rest Blog – http://www.anglersrest.net
The Book of Me is a themed event enabling you to build a “Book of Me” over at least the coming year to share with your descendants, in reality this project can be as long
or as short as you want it to be.
So much of our time is researching our ancestors, but how much of the incidentals of our lives do we share, or know about our parents, grandparents, siblings and the
people that matter to us?
It is these incidental snippets that enable us to “flesh out” our ancestors and what more of a legacy could we present to our descendants or future researchers?
Over the coming weeks there will be a weekly prompt enabling you to share those details and perhaps include details of things that you know of your parents, Grandparents, siblings etc
This is not just about genealogy or family history. It is about a personal journey; a journey of rediscovery of yourself and perhaps your loved ones through your eyes.