This week’s Saturday Night Genealogy Fun with Randy Seaver is all about ourselves this week. I don’t think bloggers generally spend enough time telling their own stories, so this is a great topic.
Here is our challenge:
1) In your childhood (and into the teenage years), what did you save or collect as a hobby or interest? Do you still have them?
I collected several items when I was little. My dad got me started with stamp collecting when I was about seven years old. I can still see the album – yellow cover with stamps on the front and that shiny film on the cover.
I remember spending many hours licking stamp hinges and mounting stamps in my album. As best I can remember, this hobby kept me busy in elementary school and I have no memory at all of what became of the stamp album itself.
At some point, I think when I was in high school, I decided to collect pennies from 1941 to the present, which at that time, was 1974. I also have no idea why I still have it, but it is on my book shelf.
I am missing 5 pennies in the collection. I guess I should have kept on the lookout for them years ago!
Lastly, Beatlemania started as I was entering junior high school and I collected all the series of Beatle cards. I also had those sitting in a drawer for many years and finally sold each set (two sets were complete and in excellent condition) on EBay.
That’s it for my collections. The only things I collect today are ANCESTORS. 🙂
2 thoughts on “Saturday Night Genealogy Fun: In Childhood, What Did You Save or Collect?”
Another stamp collector! It definitely was a common hobby for many years.
I grew up with coin collectors, even though I never did that myself. Do you have all the steel penny years?
I have coin collections, too, and today am on the lookout for the National Parks quarters. But with the pandemic, no one is using real money anymore.