Treasure Chest Thursday: My Baby Photo

Originally Published November 18, 2010.

I am the cute little baby in the arms of my mother next to my father.  The photo was taken in probably March or April of 1969.  For a long time, I thought all of my baby photos had been lost as we moved around a lot when I was a child but a few years ago I found this photo in some of my grandmothers photos.  My dad is missing some of his head but my family has never been known for their great photography abilities!

I actually found other photos along with this one that show me as a very small child but this is my favorite and the earliest known photo of me as a baby.  The others are of my as a toddler and my sister as a baby!

(By the way, these few photos aren’t the only photos of me as a child, I have many photos of my childhood.  I just didn’t have any until I was about 4-5 before I found these.)

 

Week 24: Clothes

Originally Published:  June 20, 2011

Well, I am a little late with this post but here it is anyway.  When I was a kid, I mostly wore jeans and t-shirts and that really hasn’t changed much through the years.  I still mostly wear jeans.  I have never really been in-style much and I mostly don’t care!  I did do the parachute pants and the leg warmers during their in-style periods in the 80s but then I kept wearing the leg-warmers and slouch socks for long after they were out of style because they were comfortable!

I tend to wear what is comfortable not necessarily what is in-style!  I do love boots and they happen to be in style right now but then again I wore them for years when they weren’t really in-style.  Comfort is the main thing I look for in clothes!

Week #24 – Clothes

Week 24. Clothes. What types of clothes did you wear as a child? What was “in fashion” and did your style compare?. What types of clothes did you wear as a child? What was “in fashion” and did your style compare?

This challenge runs from Saturday, June 11, 2011 through Friday, June 17, 2011.

Week 40: Trouble

Originally Published October 24, 2011.

If we got into trouble, there was swift and sure punishment.   There were spankings for severe trouble but usually it would just be a talking-to from Mom and Dad!

My brother and sister and I got into the usual kid trouble but nothing very serious so I don’t have too many memories of being in trouble.

Week #40 – Trouble

Week 40: Trouble. What happened when you got into trouble as a child? What was punishment like in your home?

This challenge runs from Saturday, October 1, 2011 through Friday, October 7, 2011.

52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History by Amy Coffin is a series of weekly blogging prompts (one for each week of 2011) that invite genealogists and others to record memories and insights about their own lives for future descendants. You do not have to be a blogger to participate. If you do not have a genealogy blog, write down your memories on your computer, or simply record them on paper and keep them with your files.

Week 21: Commercials

I am re-posting some of my old blog posts to keep the history of my blog alive. This post is from the 52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History blogging prompts series.

This post appeared originally on my blog on June 4, 2011.

I remember only a couple of commercials from my childhood:  The Oscar Mayer commercials, The Coca Cola commercials with the teach the world to sing song and the Where’s the Beef commercials!  As I grew older my favorite commercials were the Beer company commercials with the talking lizards and frogs!  I also used to love the Coke commercials with the cute little polar bears.  My favorites now are the Cox Cable company commercials with the little blue and white digital guys!

However, in the last few years there have been some pretty stupid commercials!  A few of them within the last few years I am not even sure what the commercials were for!  I don’t understand if they were for a service, a product, for me to do something or not to do something?  I just don’t know!!

Then there are the current crop of commercials that just seem to think the American public is composed of people too stupid to come in out of the rain!  For instance, the commercial for the dishwasher packs that displays a disclaimer that the commercial is a dramatization when it shows a construction crew in the dishwasher cleaning the dishes!  Really!! A dramatization!!  Who would think that!!

Week #21 – Commercials

Week 21. Commercials. Do you remember any commercial jingles from your childhood? Share them here.

Week 38: Hobbies

Originally Published:  November 10, 2011

My main hobby as a child was playing with Barbies.

I would spend a lot of time being her hairdresser.   However, women around the world can be thankful that I didn’t go into that as a job because my Barbies usually ended up bald!  I would cut a little from one side and then go to the other side and cut some there.  But the second side would be shorter than the first and so I would go back and cut more from the first side.  Then, it would be shorter so I would have to cut more from the other side!  This would be repeated until the doll was bald!

When I wasn’t being her hairdresser, I would be a clothes designer!  I had bags of scrap material from my grandmothers that I would use to design clothes for Barbie.  I was better at this than I was at being a hairdresser!

This eventually led to me sewing some of own clothes when I was older.

Week #38 – Hobbies

Week 38: Hobbies. Did you have any hobbies as a child? Which ones?

This challenge runs from Saturday, September 17, 2011 through Friday, September 23, 2011.

52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History by Amy Coffin is a series of weekly blogging prompts (one for each week of 2011) that invite genealogists and others to record memories and insights about their own lives for future descendants. You do not have to be a blogger to participate. If you do not have a genealogy blog, write down your memories on your computer, or simply record them on paper and keep them with your files.

Week 32: Dinner Time

Originally Published:  November 10, 2011

Dinner time is usually called supper time in our house.

When I was a kid, Mom and Dad both worked.  We would have dinner a couple of hours after they got home.  They would spend a few minutes talking with us and each other and then they would fix dinner together.  As we got older, we would help them with fixing the dinner.

I became the main cook for dinner by the time I was a teenager.  Cleanup was a family affair from the time I can remember.  As teenagers, we were assigned chores to do around the house and one of us would have to do the dishes each night.

When dinner was ready, we would put the food in the middle of the table and everyone would fix their plates and we would sit and eat dinner together.  Sometimes, we would take our plates into the living room and we would eat dinner while we watched TV.  We wouldn’t just sit there and silently watch TV though.  In our family, it has always been common for us to talk about the topics raised in the TV show.  Dinner was the time when everyone would talk about everything that had went on that day at school or work.

We have always been a family that spent a lot of time talking about everything that goes on in the world.  We would watch the news and then spend the rest of the evening discussing what we heard about on the news or the events of the day.

Dinner time is now very similar to then.  Dinner is the time when we catch up on the day’s news – whether it is the personal news of a family member or news from the world we have heard about through the news.

Week #32 – Dinner Time

Week 32: Dinner Time. On a typical childhood evening, who was around the dinner table? Was the meal served by one person, or was it a free-for-all? What is dinner time like in your family today?

This challenge runs from Saturday, August 6, 2011 through Friday, August 12, 2011.

52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History by Amy Coffin is a series of weekly blogging prompts (one for each week of 2011) that invite genealogists and others to record memories and insights about their own lives for future descendants. You do not have to be a blogger to participate. If you do not have a genealogy blog, write down your memories on your computer, or simply record them on paper and keep them with your files.

Status

Johnny says Grace or Not!

Originally Published February 10, 2012.

Say A Prayer?

Little Johnny and his family were having Sunday dinner at his Grandmother’s house.  Everyone was seated around the table as the food was being served.  When Little Johnny received his plate, he started eating right away.  “Johnny!  Please wait until we say our prayer,” said his mother.  “I don’t need to,” the boy replied.  “Of course, you do,” his mother insisted.  “We always say a prayer before eating at our house.”  “That’s at our house,” Johnny explained.  “But this is Grandma’s house and she knows how to cook.”

—Copied

via Eastside Missionary Baptist Church | 325 N Crossover Road, Fayetteville, Arkansas.