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Wednesday, 29 April 2015

A-Z Challenge - Y is for Youthful Memories

A-Z of Family History Sources & Stories 
Join me on this A-Z journey to explore the fascinating records
that can  enhance your family history research and writing.

Youthful Memories I did not regard as part of my family history until I joined the network site Geneabloggers.  

I started to follow various prompts encouraging us to write about our childhood and beyond, as a record for future generations - and I heartily recommend it. It was an enjoyable and nostalgic task to do and an opportunity to bring together family photographs. 

Here are some suggested themes:
  • First Childhood Memories
  • Family Homes
  • Grandparents 
  • Pets

  • Favourite Toys and Games
  • Favourite Books
  • Hobbies and Crafts
  • Musical Moments
  • Fads and Fashions
  • Changing Hair Styles
  • Radio and TV
  • Movie Moments
  • School Days - Teachers - Favourite Subjects
  • Mealtimes - Food Fads - School Dinners - Eating Out
  • Sporting Days 
  • Birthdays, Holidays & Gala Days
  • Special  Treats
  • Travel and Transport
  • Halloween
  • Winter
  • Christmas Traditions
  • The Weather
  • When I grow up I want to be............
  • First Job
  • Wedding Bells
  • Brushes with Technology
  • Major events with an Impact e.g. Queen's Coronation, Assassination of JFK.

 We were a typical 1950's family - below  we were on our way to our summer holiday destination and stopped for a picnic lunch, with my aunt taking the photograph.  What strikes me now is how formally we were dressed - my father in a jacket, collar & tie, my mother with her dress & necklace, whilst I am wearing my school blazer, a dress and of course my white socks and Clark's sandals.  Only my brother would pass muster today!

On to Z for   Zetland and Zeppelina 


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