The Book of Me, Written by You: Prompt 03 – Physical Self

This is a photo of me taken in 2009 at Christmas time.  I usually keep my hair in the same style.  I typically wear clothes in the style shown here.  This is me!

Kellie Christmas 2008


 

The prompt for week 3 is

Describe your physical self.

  • Your size – clothes size
  • Scars
  • Eye colour
  • Draw your hands
  • Finger Prints

 


 

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 02 – Your Birth

This is my earliest known photo!  Aren’t I a cute little baby?!
My Baby Photo
I was born at Washington General Hospital Hospital in January 1969.  I am told that it was a cold snowy morning and that they had trouble getting to the hospital because of the snow.
I was 7 pounds and 2 ounces and 20 1/4 inches long.  I was born on Friday night at 8:16 pm.
I don’t know who was actually at the hospital other than my parents but I know that after my mom was released from the hospital a few days after my birth that my great grandmother Venna Stansell Thompson stayed with my parents to help them for the first few days as they got accustomed to being new parents.  The first night they put me to bed and then they all went to bed.  The next morning my great-grandmother woke up my dad and had him come and look at me.  Apparently, I hadn’t woken up during the night and she was afraid that I had died during the night.  I had just mastered the important skill of sleeping through the night!

 


 

The prompt for week 2 is Your Birth

  • Do you have any baby photos?
  • Where were you born?
  • Who was present at your birth?
  • Dimensions?
  • What day was it? Time?
  • Did you have hair? Eye colours
  • Are you a twin?

 


 

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?

  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

  1. 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 re do 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.