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) In your childhood (and into the teenage years), what did you save or collect as a hobby or interest? Do you still have them?
2) Tell us all about it in a blog post of your own, in comments on this blog post, or in a post on Facebook. Be sure to link to them in a comment on this blog post.
As a child, I never collected anything. I only began collecting things after I left school.
Stamps. My dad used to collect stamps, and he gave me a few from his collection to get me going. I was able to collect more from my work, and I have continued to collect the stamps from any mail I get. A couple of times, I bought some overseas stamps. Since I spent a number of years staying home with my children, and then worked in jobs where I didn’t have the opportunity to collect the stamps, I haven’t really got into stamp collecting. I still only have the one stamp album.
Coins. When I first left school, I started a coin collection. At one time, I had a collection of one coin from each year and denomination, but over the years I have tended to raid the collection. Now, I pretty much just have a few of the old 1 and 2 cent coins, and some coins from overseas.