The Book of Me, Written by You: Prompt 10 – Unexplained Memories

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.

I do have a few memories that were pretty weird! When I was a young girl I had several dreams in which I had these weird feelings of movement and I felt dizzy and disoriented and all I could see was this gray area surrounded by two sections of orange. I would feel weird when I would wake up from these dreams but not really afraid. The dreams continued periodically for many months. I didn’t understand the dreams and I couldn’t figure out what was happening to me in the dream. After a while the dreams stopped for a while but then I started having them again. A few months later, I had a weird experience that explained the dream to me and I never had the dream again.

We bought an orange and white blazer. Then, a few weeks later I had to go to the dentist and have a couple of fillings. The doctor had given me some medicine to knock me out while he was doing the fillings. I felt dizzy. I was about halfway home when I realized that this was how I felt in the dreams and the view of the floorboard with the orange surfaces surrounding the floorboard was the view from my dream.

I haven’t had these dreams since this day. We didn’t own the orange and white blazer when I started having the dreams and we weren’t even planning on trading cars at the at time.

I have had a few other weird experiences. I have had several dreams of conversations that I didn’t understand at the time. Sometimes, I didn’t even understand at the time of the dream the context of the conversation. The conversation would be about things I didn’t even know about at time of the dream. Then, weeks or months later I would realize that I was either observing or participating in the conversation from my previous dream.

I haven’t had one of these dreams in many years. However, the dreams have left me with a belief that psychic visions other psychic phenomena can be true. However, I also believe that many of the so-called psychics on tv and in the news are fakes.

I don’t have explanations for my own experiences but I dont have explanations for many of the things in the world! I believe we will understand these things someday!


This week’s prompt is Unexplained Memories

Do you have an unexplained memory or memories?

Items
Places
People
Things and times you can remember, but you are not sure where they fit into your past


The Book of Me, Written by You

By Julie Goucher 2012 – Anglers Rest Blog – http://www.anglersrest.net

Introduction

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.

The Book of Me, Written by You: Prompt 06 – Diaries & Journals

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.

I don’t really keep a journal or diary but I do blog quite a bit for the past couple of years and I participated in the 52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy and History blogging prompts series and now I am participating in this series. I wrote the previous series as well as this series with my niece and nephews in mind. I want them to know about my life and my views on my personal history as well as historical events which I witnessed in my life.


The prompt for week 6 is Journals and Diaries

Do you keep a journal or diary?
How far back do they go? What do you record?
Where do you keep them?
Do you always buy the same one or vary them?
Have you inherited any?
Do you intend to pass along your journals or destroy them?
Pictures
Do you have a favourite?
What do you use to write with – biro, pencil, ink or fountain pen?


The Book of Me, Written by You

By Julie Goucher 2012 – Anglers Rest Blog – http://www.anglersrest.net

Introduction

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.

The Book of Me, Written by You: Prompt 04 – Favourite Seasons

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.

My Favorite Season is Fall.  I love this time of year.  The temperatures have dropped and I can stand to be outside.  There is an air of expectation as everyone goes back to school and summer draws to a close.  The “Boys of Fall” are beginning to play their football games.

The holiday season is approaching.  It is a time for family and friends. I love watching the leaves change and the autumn flowers appearing:  the cascades of mums appearing at every doorstep, the Halloween displays with the bales of hay and scarecrows and the ghosts and bats appearing in the neighborhood trees.

I love the readying for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.  The Turkey and Pilgrim decorations, the recipes appearing in every newspaper and website and Facebook stream, then the sales and decorations for Christmas with the lights, trees, and Santas!

I love the holiday gatherings with family and friends.  I love keeping the traditions of the family alive for the new generation!  Fall denotes the mix of happiness and anticipation of happiness as well as the love of heritage and tradition!


The prompt for week 4 is Favourite Season (s)Why?

A Happy Memory.

Close your eyes and imagine your favourite season – write down what you see, feel, hear.


The Book of Me, Written by You

By Julie Goucher 2012 – Anglers Rest Blog – http://www.anglersrest.net

Introduction

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.

The Book of Me, Written by You: Prompt 01 – Who Are You?

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.

  1. I am a voracious reader
  2. I am an aunt
  3. I am a sister
  4. I am a genealogist
  5. I am a cost accountant
  6. I am a friend
  7. I am an animal lover
  8. I am an optimist
  9. I am a pessimist
  10. I am a criminology enthusiast
  11. I am a crocheter
  12. I am a knitter
  13. I am a mystery movie lover
  14. I am a romantic
  15. I am a cousin
  16. I am a family history researcher
  17. I am a blogger
  18. I am a cook
  19. I am a computer enthusiast
  20. I am a website designer
  21. I am a person
  22. I am a scrapbooker
  23. I am an amateur photographer
  24. I am an enthusiastic but not particularly successful gardener
  25. I am a crafter

The prompt for week 1 is a recognized psychology test. Ask yourself 20 times “Who are you?” Each time you should give yourself a different answer and if you can easily go beyond 20 then that is fine too. The last time I did this (December 2012) I came up with 26. This is the sort of prompt that you can redo at various stages of your life perhaps after some changes or at the start of the New Year. This prompt is about how YOU see YOU.


The Book of Me, Written by You

By Julie Goucher 2012 – Anglers Rest Blog – http://www.anglersrest.net

Introduction

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.