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) What are the major news events that happened during your life that you remember where you were when you heard about them?
2) Tell us in your own blog post, or in comments to this post, or in comments on Facebook. As always, please leave a link to your work in Comments.
The main one I remember was 9/11 – 11 September 2001. I was watching TV in my bedroom (it was in the evening here in Australia) when they showed the footage of the first plane crashing into the World Trade Centre. It was while they were showing the footage of the fire in the first tower that we saw live the second plane crash into the second tower.
The other major event I remember is Prince Charles and Diana’s wedding in 1981. I was staying with my Aunty Margaret in Frankston at the time and watched the wedding with her on TV.
There were two major bushfires I remember – the Ash Wednesday bushfires in 1983, and the Black Saturday bushfires in 2009. With the Ash Wednesday bushfires, I was staying at my sister’s flat in Burnley (she was in Queensland), and remember seeing the red of the bushfires in the distance. I remember buying a book about the fires, but I don’t know what I ended up doing with it, because I don’t have it anymore. In 2009, my daughter and I were at the Northcote pool and heard about the fires when we were watching TV when we got home.