Category Archives: 52 Weeks

Week 17. Pets – 52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History

kst1969   April 29, 2011   Comments Off on Week 17. Pets – 52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History

I have had pets for most of my life and both sets of grandparents had pets when I was a child.  Both sets of grandparents in fact had Chihuahuas!  My dad’s parents had a which Chihuahua called Tiger that I have written of before that they kept until he was very old and very ill and had to be euthanized. … Read more »

52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History: Week #16 – Restaurants

kst1969   April 17, 2011   Comments Off on 52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History: Week #16 – Restaurants

When I was a little kid, my absolute favorite was McDonald’s – gotta have the happy meal!  We would get the food at McDonald’s and take it to the park right behind the restaurant and have lunch and feed the ducks in the pond. There was also a KFC (Colonel Sanders in those days)!  If we were getting a special… Read more »

52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History: Week #15 – Sports

kst1969   April 17, 2011   Comments Off on 52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History: Week #15 – Sports

Sports have never played a large part in my life.  I have never been much into sports but I have always supported my school teams.  Once I went to college, I usually watch the University of Arkansas Razorbacks whenever they are on TV.  As a kid, I remember my dad and Grandpa Thompson watching wrestling and Cowboys football together on… Read more »

52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History: Week 14 Spring

kst1969   April 17, 2011   Comments Off on 52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History: Week 14 Spring

Well, it is spring again and that does remind me of the spring activities when I was a kid.  Both sets of my grandparents would be planting their gardens by now.  In a few weeks there would be fresh tomatoes and lettuce and onions from the gardens.  If we were lucky there would be a few watermelons!  I love fresh… Read more »

Week 13: Sweets – 52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy and History

kst1969   March 30, 2011   Comments Off on Week 13: Sweets – 52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy and History

Anyone who knows me knows that I have a major sweet tooth!  I love chocolate and most any sweets.  My favorite sweets when I was a kid were made by my grandparents:  Rocky Road Fudge by Grandpa Thompson and Chocolate and Lemon Pies from my Grandma Treat (small slices of both pies should be eaten together for the best effect!)…. Read more »

Week 12: Movies – 52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy and History

kst1969   March 30, 2011   Comments Off on Week 12: Movies – 52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy and History

I love movies but I don’t see too many of them anymore.  I want a plot. The first movie that I really remember seeing at a theatre was Smokey and the Bandit starring Burt Reynolds and Sally Field.  I was a young child at the time and I didn’t get much of the movies funny lines but I loved the… Read more »

Illness & Injury – 52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History

kst1969   March 13, 2011   Comments Off on Illness & Injury – 52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History

Illness and injuries have greatly affected my personal life unlike the previous week’s natural disasters.  Many of my readers will remember my ongoing saga with my knee last year which has really been my only significant injury.    I do have arthritis and some problems with my back but nothing that generally stops me from doing my daily activities – it… Read more »

Disasters – 52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History

kst1969   March 13, 2011   Comments Off on Disasters – 52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History

I am a bit late with my post on Disasters but here it is anyway: There have been many tornados and thunderstorms and winter storms throughout my life but none of them played any significant part in my life or how I lived it.   I know that storms can be devastating but they haven’t hit me or my family that… Read more »

Week 9: Sounds – 52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History

Sounds is kind of a tough one for me but here is my entry.    Some of the sounds I remember are the sounds of music and TV shows.  There is the sound of the bionic man and woman from their TV shows!  The music of Elvis and the great Country Stars of the 1970s.   The theme from Cheers.  The meows… Read more »

Week 8: Technology – 52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History

kst1969   February 27, 2011   Comments Off on Week 8: Technology – 52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History

I missed week 8 too but here is my entry for Technology: Technology exploded during my childhood.  From the time I was a little girl until now there has been incredible progress in every area of scientific exploration!  It is sometimes completely unimaginable to me how things were when I was a little girl compared to the technology that is… Read more »