|My Kindergarten or Grade 1 Photo|
If you missed this weekly series called Sharing Memories you might want to have a look and see if any of the prompts appeal to you. Many readers asked me to continue with the prompts this year so that is what I am going to do.
Please bear with me throughout the year 2014. I will try very hard to not duplicate prompts from previous years but there may be some small overlap.
We all want to find information on our ancestors and are overjoyed to find an ancestor’s diary or journal. But what about our own memoirs? It's important as genealogists that we not forget about writing our own story.
We may think writing about ourselves is boring or egotistical but stop and think how excited your descendants would be to find a journal or dairy that their great great grandmother (you) wrote.
52 Weeks of Sharing Memories will guide you in writing your own genealogical journal for your descendants.
School days will be the start of our journal entries this year and this week's prompt is Kindergarten Days. Write about your memories of Kindergarten. How old were you? How did you get to school? Who was your teacher? What else do you remember about those days? If you have a photograph of yourself, be sure to include it in your journal entry. Maybe you have some report cards and that would be fun to scan and include in your writing.
I was just barely 4 years old when I went to Kindergarten at Lord Elgin Public School in Ajax Ontario Canada. Unfortunately the only thing I remember about Kindergarten was seeing all the wonderful picture books on a rotating rack. I was so excited!
I learned to read before going to school and could hardly wait to get my hands on those books. But my teacher (whose name I don't recall) explained that she read to the class and we were not allowed to touch the books. I was very upset and didn't want to go back to school the next day.
You can write your stories here as comments, on your own blog or in a private journal or blog of your own. Next Sunday I will have the next writing prompt. I hope you will join me!