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The Book of Me, Written by You-Prompt 2 “Welcome to the World”

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This is a new project to help genealogist write about themselves for future family.  This wasdeveloped by Julie Goucher of Anglers Rest and you can find out more about it here.  There is a new prompt each week.  I’m currently playing catch-up, as it started about a month ago.Prompt 2: Your birth. . . Do you have any baby photos?  Where were you born?  Who was present at your birth?  Dimensions?  What day was it?  Time?  Did you have hair?  Eye color?  Are you a twin?1 Day OldMy favorite story about my birth is the one my dad tells, where on the way to taking my mom to the hospital when she was in labor he stopped at Ted’s for a hotdog.  My mom has neither confirmed nor denied this story, but I always thought it was funny.With DadI was due on Thanksgiving and my great aunt Marilyn told my mom to name me Tom Turkey if I was a boy.  I didn’t arrive as scheduled, though, and the OB planned to evict me 10 December.  Even in utero I didn’t like being told what to do, so my mom went into lab…

The Book of Me, Written by You—Prompt 1 “Who am I?”

This is a new project to help genealogist write about themselves for future family.  This was developed by Julie Goucher of Anglers Rest and you can find out more about it here.  There is a new prompt each week.  I’m currently playing catch-up, as it started about a month ago.

Prompt 1. The prompt for week 1 is a recognized psychology test.  Ask yourself 20 times “Who are you?”

For your listening pleasure, the song this prompt made me think of.




I am

a mother to an amazing almost 4 month old
the wife of Aaron
the daughter of Julie & Mark
a sister, granddaughter, niece, cousin, aunt, godmother, daughter-in-law, friend
inquisitive
a world traveler
a reader
a librarian who will soon be starting a job in a library
a barista extraordinaire
a genealogist
a singer
a procrastinator
a lover of movies and musicals, though never combined
a texter
a recovering infertile
a memory keeper
ever hopeful
a flaming liberal
a Buffalonian
ever changing, yet ever the same