If you are just joining us, please take a peek at the last two years of prompts by clicking on the Sharing Memories tab at the top of Olive Tree Genealogy 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. The important thing is to record your memories. Just take a few minutes and write.
|Duck and Cover|
If we were in school we had to get under our desks and cover our heads with our arms. Even as a kid I could never figure out how a flimsy desk and our hands and arms could protect from a bomb!
If we were out on the streets we were actually expected to dive into the ditch and cover our heads with our hands and arms. At least that's what the older kids told us younger ones. Maybe they were pulling our legs.
If you were under 16 and weren't home when that 9 p.m. siren went off, boy did you hustle! Because the police would pick you up and drive you home to your annoyed parents if you were caught on the street.
I just found out that the province of Ontario (where I live) has a curfew for those under 16 between midnight to 6 a.m. The curfew rules are that they must not be "loitering" on the streets between those hours. No air raid sirens though. Wouldn't that be a shock to residents!