Saturday, January 29, 2011

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - The Date You Were Born

These questions are from Randy Seaver's Gena-Musings blog.  I thought they were fun so I'm sharing with you.

1) What day of the week were you born?
      FRIDAY, 22 February

2) What has happened in recorded history on your birthday date?
     1980 USA beats U.S.S.R. in Olympic hockey 4-3 en route to a gold medal
     1964 Beatles arrive back in England after their 1st U.S. visit
     1963 Beatles begin their own music publishing company
     1956 Elvis Presley's 1st hit in Billboard's top 10:  "Heartbreak Hotel"
     1935 Airplanes are no longer permitted to fly over the White House

3) What famous people have been born on your birth date?
    1975 Drew Barrymore (actress)
    1962 Steve "Crocodile Hunter" Irwin (naturalist)
    1932 Edward Kennedy (MA Democrat)
    1907 Robert Young (actor)
    1732 George Washington (1st US President)

Friday, January 7, 2011

New Year's Memories

Did your family have any New Year’s traditions? How was the New Year celebrated during your childhood? Have you kept these traditions in the present day?!

I don't remember our family having any New Year traditions.  Just knew I had to go back to school a few days later.  My parent's sometimes went out to a party with their friends, we had a sitter. 

My parents divorced when I was a teenager, so don't remember mom going to any parties.  Maybe at her work.  We had moved to California a few years before they divorced, my dad went back to Chicago, so I don't know how my dad celebrated the new year.

When we were dating my husband and I got together with some of our friends, too small to be called a party.  We made a really good dinner and had champagne.  Toasted in the new year and shared a kiss.

When my girls were little, we'd celebrate new year's with horns and noise makers.  While the girls weren't looking, I'd move the hands of the clock forward.  They then could say they stayed up until "midnight."