Blogging 101 Day Nine
Today I have to write a post building on a comment I left yesterday. I left a comment on http://jamesproclaims.com/SayHelloToMyLittleFriend
I found it on his site, under the ‘amusing anecdote’ heading. What made me engage with it was the humour, and after commenting I wondered if there is enough humour on my own blog. Before blogging I had done a lot more writing with some fun in it, but once I began the family research it all got a bit serious.
But why should it be so? In families there is always a lot of laughter and funny stories are repeated over and over. This is the same in my family, who could forget the time I took my daughter back to school a day too early after the Christmas holiday; or the time Dad tested the ‘new’ plastic orange squash bottle by dropping it on the floor in the front room. He had such faith in this new substance, ‘plastic’, that he didn’t take into account we had a concrete floor and the bottle split open.
I don’t remember my parents telling funny stories about their own parents, or siblings, and once you get back beyond them the only information you can find is dates, names and places. No funny stories, no idea of day-to-day living and it can get a bit ‘dry’.
The other thing that drew me in to comment on the blog yesterday was the inclusion of a picture of the gentleman’s Humpty Dumpty 😉 It made me think of my own teddy bear, Gregory and the good times we’ve had together. You can read here about a lovely day out we enjoyed in Hove.
I have a couple of photographs of my parents, when they were young. They have their own special toys, and I imagine they had a lot of fun playing with them.