For this week's mission (should you decide to accept it), I challenge you to:
1) Geneablogger Alona Tester has devised a new meme called the "When I Was Young" genea-meme on her blog, LoneTester HQ.
2) Since the genea-meme is 25 questions, let's do them five at a time. This week, answer questions 1 to 5.
3) Share your answers on your own blog post, in a comment on this blog post, or in a Facebook post or a Google+ post.
1) Do you (or your parents) have any memorabilia from when you were a baby? (ie. baby book, lock of hair, first shoes etc.)
I have not found any memorabilia, except for lots of photographs, from my years as a baby. My grandfather took most of the photos in the first two years of my life since my mother was working and my father was in the U.S. Navy.
2) Do you know if you were named after anyone?
My understanding is that they debated between "Randy" and "Ranny" and "Randy" (actually "Randall" was selected. Ranslow Smith was my third great-grandfather and my great-grandmother probably lobbied for "Ranny." I have no clue where my middle name, "Jeffrey" came from.
3) And do you know of any other names your parents might have named you?
See the above.
4) What is your earliest memory?
My earliest vivid memory is of my baby brother coming home from the hospital in September 1946. We lived at 2114 Fern Street and I recall seeing my mother hold the door and my father enter holding baby Stan. My live changed!
5) Did your parent/s (or older siblings) read, sing or tell stories to you? Do you remember any of these?
I am sure that my mother, grandmother and grandfather read books to me from an early age. The Carringers were a literate family with a bookcase of educational books. The Seavers not so much.
I know that my grandmother sang to me and my brothers all while we were growing up, especially at Christmas time. That was special. The only ones I recall are the popular Christmas carols.
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