Your mission, should you decide to accept it (cue the Mission Impossible! music) is to:
1) Judy Russell asked six questions in her Keynote address at RootsTech 2014 to determine if audience members knew certain family stories about their parents, grandparents and great-grandparents. She demonstrated very well that family stories are lost within three generations if they are not recorded and passed on to later generations.
2) This week, I want you to answer Judy's six questions, but about YOUR own life story, not your ancestors. Here are the questions:
a) What was your first illness as a child? I had a lot of ear infections as a kid and got tubes starting around age 2 all the way until middle school.
b) What was the first funeral you attended? When I was 16 I was asked to sing at a funeral for a baby who had died of SIDS. It was really, really sad.
c) What was your favorite book as a child? 10 Apples Up On Top by Dr. Seuss.
d) What was your favorite class in elementary school? According to an old paper I found, math class. I remember loving the gifted and talented class as well.
e) What was your favorite toy as a child? Cindy, my stuffed mouse, who I still have.
f) Did you learn how to swim, and where did you learn? Nope. Due to the tubes in my ears, I couldn't really go in the water. I still don't know how to swim, but maybe some day.