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) Do you recall what you were doing in 1990? 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.
We were living in Coburg in 1990, in a house owned by my sister. At the beginning of the year, I was working part time for Australian Eagle Insurance, in their Company Superannuation department.
In April 1990, my mum died, and I attended both the thanksgiving service held at the Wonthaggi Uniting Church, and mum’s funeral at Le Pine Funeral Chapel in Box Hill, and later at the Box Hill Cemetery. My daughter was 2 years old at the time, and I was pregnant with my second child.
Shortly after mum died, I left Australian Eagle to have my second child, because they didn’t offer maternity leave to part time employees at that time.
The rest of the year I was kept busy caring for two young children, so I didn’t have time for hobbies. I hadn’t yet become interested in genealogy. The only computers I had used were at work.
My interest in genealogy began at Christmas 1990, when my brother in law gave me a short family history for the Willis family.
Our only holiday that year was visiting dad for Christmas. That holiday was memorable, as I went to the Wonthaggi Hospital with my son when he developed a wheeze. After several visits to the Royal Children’s hospital, he was diagnosed with asthma – when he was under a year old, they called it bronchiolitis.
On the 31st December 1990, my uncle Alan died.