Saturday, November 14, 2020

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - In Childhood, What Did You Save or Collect?

 From Randy over at Genea-Musings:

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.  

Here's mine:

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.

1 comment:

  1. You had some fun collections. I didn't "collect" Little Golden Books, but I had quite a few as my parents encouraged my love of reading. I also collected stamps, but postcards would have been a fun one.