1) Geneablogger Alona Tester has devised a new meme called the "When I Was Young" genea-meme on her blog, LoneTester HQ.
2) Since the genea-meme is 25 questions, let's do the rest 10 at a time. This week, answer questions 6 to 15.
3) Share your answers on your own blog post, in a comment on this blog post, or in a Facebook post or a Google+ post.
Q6: When you were young, do you remember what it was that you wanted to grow up to be?
Well at first I wanted to be a fireman, later a mechanic, and finally an engineer.
Q7. Did you have a favorite teacher at school?
Don't remember any of my elementary school teachers as a favorite, Mr. Migaki in junior high and I think Mr. Mabbot in High school.
Q8. How did you get to school?
I lived two blocks from school so I walked on the unpaved road to grade school. Junior high was 1.4 miles so I rode my bike in nice weather and walked in the snowy weather. High school was 4 blocks away so I walked there also.
Q9 What games did playtime involve?
We played hide and seek, rode our bikes or wagons, played on the swings pop had built or the teter totter he built also. I had a Lionel train in the basement took up most of two sheets of plywood.
Q10 Did you have a cubby house?
Q11. What was something you remember from an early family holiday?
In 1962 we went to the Worlds Fair in Seattle, stayed with some former neighbors that had moved to north of Seattle.
Q12. What is a memory from one of your childhood birthday’s or Christmas?
Most of the birthdays and Christmases are just a blur, none really stand out.
Q13. What childhood injuries do you remember?
Banged up my back in PE class in junior high, we were doing chin ups on a bar in the gym and I was so short I stood on a chair to reach the bar and the chair slid out from under me and I fell on my keester. Back was sore for a week or so after that.
Q14. What was your first pet?
We always had a dog, first one was a black Cocker spaniel, don't really remember him but a lot of pictures with him. The one I do remember was Sandy a white German Sheppard. Mom picked the runt of the litter and he turned out to be about 150 pounds when he was full grown. Then we had poodles, coca-poos, yorki-poos and terriors
Q15. Did your grandparents, or older relatives tell you stories of “when I was young ..?”
My grandma did, and I seldom listened, too bad she had 16 brothers and sisters and I knew next to nothing about them when I started researching my family.