28 Feb 2011 Leave a Comment
Week 9: Sounds
Describe any sounds that take you back to your childhood. These could be familiar songs, jingles, children playing, or something entirely different.
I was born in the early 1970s and grew up listening to the music my mom loved. Neil Diamond, John Denver, Barry Manilow, Abba, and a bunch of music from her teen years. Those songs take me back to our house in Downers Grove where I am in the living room my dad built on to the house.
1980s music takes me back to Jr. High and High School when I was old enough to go to school dances and date. I know Bon Jovi takes me back to those days and it is funny that the songs I loved then, my kids love now.
If I hear the Mozart Clarinet Concerto, I’m taken back to my junior year in high school when I played that for my solo at District and State Music Contests. Those were good times. If I hear the theme from “Robin Hood” I am taken back to the fall of 1991 when I was in the marching band at SMSU (now Missouri State). I can still hear the music and feel my feet move forward at one point then horns raised to blast the audience at just the right moment. What a rush!!Tweet
08 Jan 2011 Leave a Comment
My name is Jennifer Holik.
Born in the suburbs of Chicago and spending many years growing up in Missouri, I returned to my roots in the Chicago area in 1999 after finishing my B.A. in History, to attend graduate school. Upon my return to the area I worked in the Education Department at Shedd Aquarium for a year before moving to the I.T. Department to serve as a Database Administrator for a special project. I spent five years creating databases, writing reports and training manuals and teaching. I attended one semester of graduate school before starting my family and focusing on my career and personal research.
My interest in genealogy began in 1996 when I completed a project for a history class. Since that time it has blossomed and I have made the move from hobbyist to professional. I believe we must incorporate history into our family stories and we must view our families within their historical context, not ours. I have an eye for detail, love a challenge, and enjoy helping people discover their family stories.
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