The Book of Me, Written by You: Prompt 02 – Your Birth

The Book of Me, Written by You: Prompt 02 – Your Birth

Post originally published on September 6, 2013.

My Baby Photo

This is my earliest known photo!  Aren’t I a cute little baby?!
I was born at Washington General Hospital Hospital in January 1969.  I am told that it was a cold snowy morning and that they had trouble getting to the hospital because of the snow.
I was 7 pounds and 2 ounces and 20 1/4 inches long.  I was born on Friday night at 8:16 pm.
I don’t know who was actually at the hospital other than my parents but I know that after my mom was released from the hospital a few days after my birth that my great grandmother Venna Stansell Thompson stayed with my parents to help them for the first few days as they got accustomed to being new parents.  The first night they put me to bed and then they all went to bed.  The next morning my great-grandmother woke up my dad and had him come and look at me.  Apparently, I hadn’t woken up during the night and she was afraid that I had died during the night.  I had just mastered the important skill of sleeping through the night!

The prompt for week 2 is Your Birth
Do you have any baby photos?
Where were you born?
Who was present at your birth?
What day was it? Time?
Did you have hair? Eye colours
Are you a twin?

The Book of Me, Written by You

By Julie Goucher 2012 – Anglers Rest Blog –


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.