08 Feb 2011 Leave a Comment
Week 4: Home
Describe the house in which you grew up. Was it big or small? What made it unique? Is it still there today?
The house I grew up in was a one story with four bedrooms. My siblings and I each had our own. The living room/dining room/kitchen was all centered in the house with two bedrooms on either side. My sister and I shared one “wing” of the house and my parents and brother the other. LOL! Although I think initially my sister was on the other side for a long time. I believe the house is still there today. I drove through the town I grew up in a couple of months ago and it seemed more run down than when I lived there so I didn’t venture outside the city limits to find out.Tweet
28 Jan 2011 Leave a Comment
There is a new, young, blogger online researching her family history. Check her out at Hearts Turned. It is so great to see the younger generation (gosh that makes me feel old!!) getting into their family history.Tweet
24 Jan 2011 Leave a Comment
Now that you have begun gathering information on your family, it is time to do a little writing. The best place to start is with your parents. Here are a few questions to get you going. After you conduct the interview, write up a short story about what you learned.
- What is your full name?
- When and where were you born? What hospital?
- What are your parents names?
- When and where were they born?
- When were they married?
- When did you get married?
- What schools did you attend growing up?
- What was your favorite subject?
- Where did you live growing up?
- Did you go to college? Where? What did you study?
- What are the names of your siblings?
- What are their birth dates? Who did they marry and when?
- What is your occupation?
- What did your parents do for a living?
- Did your parents go to college?
- Are you right or left-handed?
- What color are your eyes?
- What color is your hair?
- What about your parents eye color?
- If you are interviewing your mom, ask her what her maiden name was.
After the interview is over, write a short story about your parents’ lives. This is the beginning of the story of your family.Tweet