Tuesday, June 23, 2009

It's My Life (edited)

(this post has been edited to include pictures. when i first posted this i was under the weather and just didn't have the energy to gather all the photos. enjoy...)
have you ever read 'To Our Children's Children'? it's a great book designed to help you preserve your life story for generations to come. i have been wanting to do this and thought it would be fun to do it together. the idea is to one day make a book from our posts for our children.
I hope you'll join me in this endeavor,here's how we'll do it.
each tuesday you will have several questions to answer. each month there will be a 'theme' for the month. for example, we will start with your family and ancestry, then we'll move on into the house of your growing up, your childhood, holidays & celebrations, romance, parenthood, etc. sometimes the questions will be simple, sometimes they may not even apply and other times, you might find it hard to answer. there's never a right or wrong answer.

if you have blog, sign up with mr.linky, which will be at the end of each post. you'll then make your own post by copying and pasting the questions and answering them. if you don't have a blog, i encourage you to play along with a journal.

please link back to my blog in your posts and encourage your readers to play along.

the important thing is to never underestimate just how grateful your children and your children's children will be that you are doing this for them. it will be cherished for generations to come.

Here are this week's questions:

1. What was your mother's name? Cathy Anne (i don't have a copy of mom's senior picture...)
Your Father's name? Charles Anthony
Your grandmother's names? Frances Elizabeth (maternal) & Faye (paternal)
Your grandfather's names? Ralph William aka Chris (maternal) & Charles (paternal)
What did you call them? Mom, Dad, Grandma & Grandpa.

we spent a lot of time with my mom's parents. 'grandma & grandpa'. the summer's and the many camping, fishing trips were always the most fun.
I only remember meeting my father's parents once. They were divorced and we didn't have a relationship with either.
2. Do you have brother's and sisters? one younger sister. What are their names? Suzanne How old were you when they were born? I was three.Do you remember the first time you saw them? No
(this is one of my favorite photos of her with her daughter in 2008)

3. What about your aunts and uncles? Janice, Chris & Andy.



i've got to find a picture of chris

Did they play an important part in your growing up? Very, very much! My parents got divorced when I was young and Chris watched us often. I remember one night throwing up and his way of cleaning it up was to vaccuum it. As a younger girl, I spent a lot of time with my Aunt Jan. Did your family get together much casualy or did you have to travel to spend time together? We did, we were a very close family that did a lot together. Those were good times...

that's it, not too hard? sign up with mr. linky and play along!


Anne-Lise at Rag, Tag, Bobtail said...

A fun idea!

Krista said...

I want to join in! I don't have pictures of everything, but I'd love the opportunity to make sure that my life is documented for my children. My husband's parents passed away in April and we had journals that his mother had written things down just for us. They are a treasure!

linda Schiffer said...

What a great idea! Not only can we make a record for ourselves and our descendants, we can get to know one another better, too.

:) Linda

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