Ancestors A Day In The Life Of
I know this might seem a bit silly but I thought I would write a post on this, as it could be fun for some and it sounded good at the time.
Last night, the missus, Liz and I started talking about family history and what some of our ancestors might have gone through. Somehow the conversation turned to “If you could go back in time, what 2 or 3 events in your ancestors’ past would you like to go back and see?” (OK it might have been the bourbon).
After much thought, Liz, only having just started researching her own family history, went with:
1. Parents wedding.
2. Grandparents wedding.
3. A day in the life of her great grandmother. Was she as hard a woman as she looked in an old photo.
Myself, I ended up with:
1. Seeing my father (passed 1990) play a game of rugby league back in the 60′s.
2. Being there when one of my convict ancestors was apparently “accidentally shot”.
3. Watching as my great great grandfather T. Laughton of Stockyard Creek (Foster) in September 1878, when he arranged for the schooner Gippslander to bring his hotel to Lakes Entrance. Were the drinkers still inside? Imagine the view!
If you could go back in time to your ancestor’s days, what 2 or 3 days would you choose?
The day one of your ancestors received a award or maybe the day when one of your ancestors “wasn’t in the area” of a certain crime? Leave a comment and let me know your thoughts.