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The Book of Me, Written by You: Prompt 18 – First Present or Gift

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 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 17 – Toys and Games

I don’t necessarily remember my first toy when I got it but I do remember two of my early toys.  I had a stuffed brown and white bear and a stuffed monkey that I kept all through my childhood.  They were battered and full of holes and leaking their stuffing.  I had them until I was in high school and they got destroyed during one of our moves.  Mom told me that Dad had picked those out for me when I was a baby.

 

I also remember that when I was a young teenager, perhaps 13 or 14, I really wanted one of the new state-of-the -art video games:  An Atari 2600.  They were over a $100 and I didn’t think my parents would be able to afford it but that year at Christmas we got one of them to share for our Christmas present.  We played that thing for hours on end.   I remember one night I played for 8 hours straight one game of pacman when I kept getting new lives!  I set the family high score that was unbeaten forever on Pacman.  However, the game that came with the game system Pitfall was a game that I absolutely couldn’t play.  You had to coordinate jumping and grabbing a rope to get over this pit – I never made it – I only know what the rest of the game looks like because my brother and sister could play the game!!

 


 

This week’s prompt is – Toys & Games

  • Can you remember your first toy, or game?
  • Do you still have it?
  • Who did you play with?
  • Did you play board games?
  • Have you inherited any of your family games & toys?
  • Share some pictures if you would like to!

 


 

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 16 – Message in a Bottle

My post this week is going to be a little different.  I am going to post about the Movie Message in a Bottle starring Kevin Costner.  A friend and I were on a business trip and we decided on the one night we had free to go to the movies and we went to see what was billed as the romance movie of the season!  Well it had Kevin Costner in it for a start which was good enough for us.  We were really looking forward to a nice evening with  a happily ever after ending that romance movies are supposed to have!  I plucked down my $10 and bought my popcorn and drink and settled in for a good time.  The movie was good until about the last ten minutes of the movie!  Kevin Costner goes out on his boat and there is a sudden storm and he rescues this family but dies during the rescue!  The ending made me so MAD!!  I was absolutely furious over that ending I stayed in the theater all the while they were doing the credits thinking there was going to be some surprise and he wasn’t going to be dead – there would have been some mistake but no!! They had him die in the movie.  It has been probably 20 years and I am still furious about this movie!!  A romance is supposed to have a happy ending or it shouldn’t be billed as a romance!

 

 


 

This week’s prompt is – Message in a Bottle

  • If you were to physically write or virtually write a message to place into a bottle what would you write?
  • Do you live by the sea and are able to potentially throw into the Ocean? Or perhaps a river
  • Do you feel strongly that you would not “litter” in this way – in which case you may complete the task virtually
  • What would you like to happen with the message?
    • Do you hope it is picked up somewhere, miles from home?
    • Are you going to create a secret email account in case it is picked up and someone emails you
  • Or would you like to write an anonymous note to someone that you know
  • Or write a message to a deceased loved one?

 


 

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 15 – Snow

I live in Arkansas so we usually have at least some snow each winter.  As a kid we would go out and play in the snow and through snowballs and make snow angels and sometimes, if we had enough snow, we would make a snowman.  Then we would come in and drink hot chocolate!

 

If it wasn’t the first snow and there was enough, then we would make snow ice cream and it always tasted like the most delicious treat on earth to us when we were kids!

 

We have had a couple of big snows in the last few years where we got about a foot of snow!

 


 

 


 

 

This week’s prompt is – Snow!

  • Do you live in area where you routinely have snow?
  • How old were you when you first saw snow?
    • Do you remember it?
  • Did you make snowmen?
  • Throw Snowballs
  • Sledge Rides
  • What is the image that first came to mind when you read snow?
  • What does snow
    • feel like,
    • smell like
    • how do you see snow

 

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 14 – Special People

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 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.