Molly is this week's Fun Monday hostess. Her challenge is:
For your assignment tell us about a happy memory from your childhood. If you have pictures, please show us your pictures.
Some of my greatest childhood memories involve my Nannie. That's her on the motorcycle. I've used this picture before but it is one of my favorites so I'm using it again!
I spent a great deal of time with my grandmother when I was a child. What was supposed to have been an overnight visit would stretch to a week! Nannie passed along some great things to me:
a love of garage sales and the occasional garbage picking!
taking photos. She literally had Hefty bags filled with pictures. We spent one summer going through them trying to figure out who the hell these people are!
Family. Past and present. My grandmother gave me my love of family history. She had so much memorabilia it was fabulous
Why this headstone? (Yes, I take pictures in cemeteries.) John and Flora were my grandmother's grandparents. Aurie was her aunt. She died young (obviously). My Nannie gave me Aurie's old autograph books. They were signed by her grandparents (who were my great great great grandparents) aunts, uncles, friend, etc. They are among some of my most treasured possessions.
I remember spending long hours with Nannie working on our family tree and history. She would be so jazzed by all the internet resources there are now. What started as a summer project has now turned into one of my biggest hobbies. I have one branch of my family traced back to the 1500's.
The baby is crying so I've got to cut this short. Go check out other memories!