The Book of Me, Written by You: Prompt 07 – Grandparents

I was lucky enough to know all four of my grandparents for all of my childhood. None of my grandparents died until I was senior in high school so I knew them for many years. I even knew several of my great-grandparents. I spent quite a bit of time with all of my grandparents when I was a child unlike many of my peers. We lived within an hour and a half of them during their lives so we visited often, usually every weekend.??????????????????????

 

My mother’s parents were Ruth Lawrence and Sherman Treat. they were chicken farmers for Tyson for much of the time I remember. They lived on Don 1 Farm for most of my childhood raising chickens. They had a cow for milk, a few pigs, and various pets. They also always had a large garden to grow their own food. Grandma cooked from scratch and always had something good cooking on the stove when we visited.

thompson_-_grandma_and_grandpa_thompson_at_family_holiday_dinnerMy fathers parents were CH and Gwen Stout Thompson. Grandpa Thompson worked for all the years that I can remember at the same manufacturing plant in Rogers. It was called RTW at the time of his retirement although it had a different name for many of the years he worked there. Grandma Thompson was a homemaker for most of her life although she had worked some when she was younger.

 

 

 

 

 


 

The prompt for week 7 is Grandparents

What were their names?
Where were they from?
Were they related? – Cousins perhaps
Where were they born, another Country or state/area
Photos
What did they do?
Did you know them?
What was your relationship with them?
If you didn’t know them have you researched about them?

 


 

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

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.