Each week on Randy Seaver’s Genea-musings blog he has a post for Saturday night Genealogy fun. Because of the time difference, I have called my series Sunday Afternoon Genealogy Fun. This week’s mission was:
1) Since this was Back to the Future week, I have a related challenge: Do you recall what you were doing in 1985? Family, school, work, hobbies, technology, genealogy, vacations, etc?
2) Tell us in a blog post of your own, in a comment on this blog, or in a Facebook or Google+ post.
At the beginning of 1985, I was still single and living at home with my parents. I was working as an insurance clerk for National Mutual. At the time, I was attending the local Methodist Church, as well as attending a Pentecostal church (the Crusade Centre) in Richmond. My car at this time was a Datsun 120Y.
It was at the Pentecostal church that I had met my future sister-in-law, and I then met her brother, my future husband, when she went to live with him.
I became engaged around January 1985, and around July my fiancé and I bought a home in the outer Melbourne suburb of Ferntree Gully.
Shortly after we bought the house, I quit my job at National Mutual, and went to work as a collections clerk for Myer Credit. One of the conditions was that I could still take the time off to go on my honeymoon.
My husband and I were married in September 1985, and we went on our honeymoon to Adelaide, and then set up home in the new house at Ferntree Gully.
I didn’t have a computer in 1985, although I did use computers at work. At that time, I wasn’t interested in family history (I was only 22). I didn’t really have any hobbies, although I’ve always enjoyed reading. At that time, I was a lot more active than now. I used to go ice-skating on Saturdays, swimming as often as I could, and I was playing netball for a team with one of the girls from work, as well as doing various activities with the youth groups at church.