I would invite my grandparents CH Thompson and Gwendolyn Stout Thompson and Sherman Treat and Ruth Janie Harriett Lawrence Treat and my great grandparents: Claude James Stout and Elsie Louise Reynolds Stout, William Mason Treat and Margie Branscum Treat Reid, Vern Thompson and Venna Stansell Thompson, and William Littleton Lawrence and Vada Barnes Lawrence.
I would spend this time listening to their stories of when they were kids and when they were first married and their families were growing and then the later years in their lives. I knew all of my grandparents and several of my great-Grandparents were still alive for at least a part of my childhood so I was very lucky. But I would like to know what they think of their grandchildren and great-grandchildren and how we have lived our lives. Would they be happy with our choices? What do they think about their lives? Would they have changed things if they could go back in time?
I would fix some of the foods we used to have at holiday dinners and get a few recipes that I can’t seem to duplicate now no matter how I try but the food wouldn’t be the focus of the evening – it would be the time spent together as a family that would be important!
This week’s prompt is – Special People and is a follow on from last week.
If you had to hold a dinner party and could invite a maximum of 12 special people who would you invite?
You CAN include family in this time. Perhaps they are ancestors you have never met or people that you know/knew
What meals would you serve and why.
Perhaps include the recipe or a photo if you decided to actually cook the items!
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.