Saturday, October 3, 2009

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - A Childhood Memory

Hey, it's Saturday Night - time for some Genealogy Fun!

We all have childhood memories, but if you're like me, you're concentrating on getting the family history of your parents and earlier generations. Let's think about ourselves here.

Here's your mission if you want to accept it ...

1. What is one of your most vivid childhood memories? Was it family, friends, places, events, or just plain fun?

2) Tell us about it in a comment to this post, a Comment or Note on Facebook, or in a blog post of your own.

Here's mine:

My earliest memory is of my parents bringing my brother Stanley home from the hospital after his birth. I still have the visual of my father holding the baby as he came through the front door of the small flat at 2114 Fern Street in San Diego.

I was almost three years old and had been the focus of my parents and my grandparents for a long time. It wasn't long before our growing family moved into a larger flat at 2119 30th Street in the two-story house right next to the Fern Street house. I have many memories of the 30th Street house, and can draw the floor plan from memory.

Probably the most fun that Stan and I had in the 30th Street house was setting up and playing with the Lionel train set. We had tracks through the living room, our adjoining bedroom, in my parents bedroom and into the entry hall/office area. We ran two different trains on the tracks trying to make them crash into each other. Heck, we were boys! Our father was probably the biggest boy of all!

There - two memories... there are many more!

13 comments:

Tirrill said...

What a great gift for a little boy!I was a little girl and somewhat older, but my "ickle buvver" turned out to be the greatest gift I ever received!

Carol said...

I accept your challenge, peanuts and Metropolitans.

http://www.reflectionsfromthefence.com/2009/10/saturday-night-genealogy-fun-childhood.html

Mel said...

One of my earliest childhood memories was when we got our first dog, ca 1968. I was about 3 1/2 years old.
http://www.reflectionsfromthefence.com/2009/10/saturday-night-genealogy-fun-childhood.html

Mel said...

Shoot! Somehow my link got confused with Carol's (sorry for the confusion). Here is the correct link for my entry:
http://www.researchjournal.yourislandroutes.com/2009/10/saturday-night-genealogy-fun-earliest-childhood-memories/

kinfolknews said...

Here's mine:
http://kinfolknews.blogspot.com/2009/10/saturday-night-genealogy-fun-childhood.html

kbea831 said...

Felicia, a football fan is my post

footnoteMaven said...

The Hearse, Frozen Goldfish and Twins.

My memory!

-fM

M. Diane Rogers said...

My earliest, most vivid memory involves my lttle brother too - or my 'baby bother' as I usually refer to him now. He wasn't well as a youngster, but when he was out & about, he was always getting into things he shouldn't. One day when we were out on our boat, he hit his head on a battery. My parents got the boat back into harbour finally and took off - running ahead on the pier holding him - while our Na and I tried to keep up. I can still remember this, although not the hours we then spent in the hospital with him. (It seemed to me we were in the emergency room with him many, many times. I have never liked hospitals! Maybe this is why.)

Gayle Gresham said...

Thanks for the chance to post a memory that's been on my mind since I went panning for gold! Here is Prospecting and Wild Strawberries: http://coloradoreflections.blogspot.com/2009/10/childhood-memory.html

gtownma said...

I am a day late, but here goes. I remember when very little going to my grandma in Booneville, MS. They did not have bathrooms or running water. We would get water out of the well. During the day we would usually go out side to use the bathroom (they lived in the woods, LOL) and find a grand ole tree. During the night, we had these white buckets with red trim with a top to use. You just had to be very careful not to tip it over. LOL

Greta Koehl said...

Mine is posted at http://gretabog.blogspot.com/2009/10/grandma-moore-banana-pudding-and.html.

Steve Hayes said...

My contribution is here, a bit later in life than yours, but my most vivid and connected memories: Childhood memories: Ingogo 1948: Hayes & Greene family history

Marie said...

I was several days late posting my Sat night Gen Fun...so late that it became Tues Afternoon Gen Fun.

http://mariegen.blogspot.com/2009/10/childhood-memories-tuesday-afternoon.html