From Randy over at Genea-Musings:
Saturday, November 14, 2020
Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - In Childhood, What Did You Save or Collect?
it's Saturday Night -
time for more Genealogy Fun!!!
Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to:
(1) In your childhood (and into the teenage years), what did you save or collect as a hobby or interest? Do you still have them?
(2) Tell us all about it in your own blog post, in a comment to this post, or in a post on Facebook.
My mother and I really had to dig deep to remember me collecting anything as a child. But a few things finally floated to the top...
* Little Golden Books. I have always loved to read. I remember having the Little Golden Books, but I can't think of any specific titles. However, I do know they were the truly classic ones (not the ones they are calling classic now like The Lion King. We didn't know what a Lion King was back in the 1960s and 1970s!). No, I probably had Bambi, Snow White, Cinderella, maybe even The Three Little Pigs. I no longer have them. I probably gave them to my great niece at some point.
* Stamps. I do not remember who got me started in stamp collecting, but it never went very far. I wasn't that into it, and it cost money to buy the stamps for my collection, and I didn't have much of that. I have a couple of small albums in storage.
* Genealogy. Yes, I started collecting family connections and dead people while I was a pre-teen. I found my Pop Pop's steno pad of family history, and I took it and ran with it! I was so into it that Ray Tapley, the cousin who wrote THE book on the Southern Tapleys, TAPLEY, A Family of Georgia and the South, gave me a signed copy of the book when it came out as a thank you for my contributions! And yes, I still have Pop Pop's steno pad, along with tons of other genealogy materials!
* 45 records. I had a stack of them in a holder. I had a stereo in my room (one of those old box ones that looked like a piece of furniture) that I played them on. I had Alabama, Rupert Holmes (Escape), Sad Eyes by Robert John, Dr Hook, Andy Gibb, Donna Fargo, and many more. I eventually got rid of them when I no longer had a record player and they became hard to find.
* Postcards. I buy them wherever I go, and I keep every one I receive. I still have some from my childhood. The ones I get now, I use in my scrapbooking.