WOYWW 422

And so it begins... the sorting, the jotting down memories,,,

I'm working through Julia Cameron's book with Debra Eve and her free online book group. Over 12 weeks, we'll jot down memories and begin to write our life-story. Following Julia Cameron's simple plan, I've divided my 53 years by 12, and each week, I write anything I remember about my life aged 0--4.5, 4.5--9, etc.



I have no memories of my first 3 years in Singapore (my dad was in the RAF and was stationed there). But I did find these photos, the telegram my dad sent his parents when I was born, and the birth announcement my grandparents put in their local paper. True treasures, indeed!
Sharing with Julia here.

24 comments:

  1. what a great way to document your life - enjoy reminiscing! Helen #1

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  2. That's a great project you are working on Claire. I think I've read another book of Julia Cameron's but can't quite recall the name
    Looking forward to seeing more
    Lynn x 12

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  3. Oh what a lovely project to work on. I really love old photos and it never fails to amaze me just how similar our photos are taken around that time. Enjoy looking back at your happy memories.
    Hugs,
    Annie x #14

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  4. Ah that's a clever way to do it - no deadlines or contrived journaling! Love the pics of you as a baby, and the telegram is very very similar to the one my Dad sent from Hong Kong to grandparents when I was born!

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  5. Hi Claire, what fabulous memory items you found. Those were the days, when no-one knew the babys sex till it arrived! I can remember my Mum knitting baby stuff, and using white, lemon or pale mint green!Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #11 XxX

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  6. Happy WOYWW. What lovely treasures to have. I don't think I have ever seen any photos of me as a baby - my parents weren't great photographers! Ali x #25

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  7. I think your post has struck a chord with everybody today! That is a clever way of getting you to think about the different compartments of your life - I hope you get a lot out of the process!
    Hugs LLJ 5 xx

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  8. Hi Claire, What lovely memories.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Happy WOYWW
    Sue #15

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  9. What a beautiful project to take on. And a clever way to do it - breaking down into segments like that.

    Thanks for stopping by mine today already, have a good week.

    Carmen x #26

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  10. I am the keeper of the family records, and I love nothing more than looking at my family through the pages of photo albums and telegrams, old birth certificates and newspaper clippings :) I miss telegrams... last one I had was sent to me over 30 years ago by my Grandma, when my eldest was born.
    Have a wonderful Wednes-YAY!
    Bubbles #7
    https://patchworkapples.blogspot.co.uk/2017/07/woyww-422.html

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  11. Happy WOYWW #422 thanks for sharing xx Jan (31)

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  12. Oddly I just did the opposite last night with a great pal I worked with over a 32 year career - we chatted for a long while via the Miri le of messenger - and decided that we are hoping to have a retirement future as long as our working past- and whilst We do not wish to revisit our recent or dim past history I can see it makes for a real treat if you have treasure such as yours , thanks for coming to see me this morning, looking forward to seeing more of your memories dxxx

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  13. Hi Claire. Lovely. Enjoy writing all your memories. I'd never thought of doing quite that - but I have done an enormous amount of family history research over the years, and got in touch with family members \I never knew existed. A family Bibly dated 1602 certainly helped me on the way!!!
    Thanks for visiting. Glad you have sussed my somewhat primitive blog pages.
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #2

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  14. Wow - how lovely to have all those photos to treasure! Enjoy all the memories.
    Bernice #22

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  15. WHAT WONDERFUL MEMORIES FOR YOU.. The photos of you with your mum and your Dad are so precious... A fantastic project for you to take on... Have a happy week Ahead... May#4

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  16. Snap I am 53 too and if I didn't know better I'd say those photos were mine - LOL.
    I sifted through my Mum's box of photos back when I was 17yrs and sorted out an album then
    and have carried on putting all day top day photos into albums ever since, scrapping started in Dec2003.
    Thanks for the visit BJ#19

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  17. That is a lovely idea. Enjoy remembering. Anne x #13

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  18. Gorgeous photos, great project. Hope we get to see more of it. Have a great woyww and a happy crafty week, Angela x16x

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  19. Beautiful photos and that's a great idea to write down memories :)
    hugs Nikki 6

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  20. What a wonderful project. I don't remember a thing of 0 - 4, but I probably have pictures, too. You will have such a great time doing this.
    April #8

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  21. That's a good idea taking your age and dividing by a number. You are lucky your parents saved precious documents and what a lovely memory for your family to come. Anickoana #3

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  22. What a great way to write a memoir! I've always been terrible at dates and ages, when I did this, how old I was when that happened. . .hopefully it will be easier for you! Thanks for sharing (sorry I'm late!) Lindart #37

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  23. I love your projects! It inspires me to be more creative with images. I usually skew towards words.

    I hadn't seen that Julia Cameron book. (Not for my demographic, I suppose.) I have started Morning Pages/the Artists Way more times than I can count. One of these days I'll stick to it. My mornings are still too groggy for intense thought. Or is that just resistance talking?

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  24. Goodness, dreading the bit when I'm in it! Be gentle!

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