April 8, 2012

Sharing Memories (Week 15): Watching Dad Shave

Welcome to Week 15 of our 52 weeks of Sharing Memories - A Genealogy Journey for 2012. This is our third year writing our memoirs and childhood memories for our descendants.

If you are just joining us, you can take a peek at the last two years' of prompts by clicking on the Sharing Memories tab at the top of the blog. You can jump in at any time and you can skip topics that you don't like. There are no rules, it's all about getting your memories down on paper. The prompts are here as a guide to help if you are stuck for ideas.

Share your memories here in the comment section, on your own blog, or privately in a journal you keep at home.

One of the most special memories I have is of watching my father shave. He'd take a little round brush and swirl it around in some kind of soap in a jar or cup and it would get all foamy. No cans of shaving creme back then!

Next he'd lather his face with the brush then take a double-edged silver coloured razor out and start shaving. I was fascinated by this whole process!

I'd sit on the edge of our claw-foot bathtub (remember those?) and watch until he was done. I loved our claw-foot tub with its metal soap holder that hung over the edge. And the white rubber stopper dangling from a chain under the taps. I still love those old-fashioned things. Do you?

What is a special memory that you have?

1 comment:

Caroleen said...

Thanks for the "Sharing Memories" prompts. "Watching Dad Shave" gave my GrannyKelly blogspot it's first post!