Wednesday, June 18, 2014

The Book of Me.... Written by You...Prompt 42

This week's  prompt is - Handwriting
Add to your Book of Me an example of your handwriting.
Share some examples of your ancestors - parents, Grandparents, etc
Has your handwriting changed over time?...
Perhaps include some samples of younger generations?
In this digital age our descendants will marvel at our handwriting for very different reasons when compared to us marvelling at our ancestors handwriting. We take for granted that we can probably write. That in the past was not a given right.

I always loved writing, and used to write letters quite regularly, but
times have changed, and the norm now is to send an email
or a text or something along those lines...I still will write a letter once in
awhile, and I absolutely LOVE receiving a letter in the post.  Something
about the time someone has put in to write to you, and to have come
through your mail slot, and to be able to hold and read it and re read...I
love it, and I miss it. 

My writing has changed..
This is my writing from around 1973 / 74

When I write my name now, and how I used to do it, is also different, but
just a little.. I write my " N " different now
In this picture, the top is how I used to do it, the bottom is how I do it now.
Here are some other writings from my family
This first one is my Grandfather Tom McCulloch's sister Mary,
so my Gr Aunt
This is a birthday card from my dad... its the only thing I have with his
writing, but I wish I had more..
This one is from my dad's Aunt Helen
This is Dad's brother Andrew's Aunt Margaret
This is from my Grandfather Tom McCulloch's  brother,
my Gr Uncle George
I love having these little bit of handwriting .. what a treasure to me x

The Book of Me... Written by You... Prompt 41

This week's prompt is - Blood Group

Do you know your blood group?

Do you have a popular blood group?
What about other members of your family?

I do know my Blood Group... it is O positive, and yes it is a popular blood group.
I think my husband is also O positive, which as far as I know would
make my children all the same.
I'm glad its a popular blood group... while having a miscarriage once, I needed
a blood transfusion , so I was glad I didn't have some rare blood group.
I think its important to give blood, and I have done in the past, but because of a small heart attack I had a few years ago, I'm no longer allowed...I did try though.                                                                                         

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

The Book of Me... Written by You... Prompt 40

This week's prompt is - Where do you think?
How do you record those thoughts?
Or don't you?
Does thinking happen when you are in the bath, on the settee?...
Where do you go or what to you do when you need to seriously think of something?

Oh dear... where do I think??
I think when I'm walking the kids to school, or when I'm
sitting watching TV, or sitting in the park, or just lying in bed.
That's the good thing about the mind, it doesn't matter what you're doing,
you have the ability to think, wherever or whatever you are doing..

There are times, depending on what I need to think about, that I need
the stillness and quietness of night, when everyone is in bed.
There are times when I need to talk to my husband or a friend and
get their thoughts..
Most of the time, I don't have time to think, or I'm too tired to think.

I don't really record my thoughts at all... although I think its a good idea
to write things down.

There are times when thinking, that I am a million miles away, so don't
hear when someone asks me something.  :)
I'm a bit of a dreamer, so have a bucket list of things that I think
I would like to do... things that I've pondered over and put some thought into.