On the day I was born (‘Life’s a Journey’ nostalgia Link-Up, week 83)

This post is part of a weekly series of ‘link-up’ Posts which reflect on life’s journey, old memories and family stories (see below for more info).


On the day I was born, Stansted airport was given the official go-ahead. Fascinating eh?

I share a birthday with Katharine Hepburn (not a birth year, OBV.) and Steve Winwood. Perry Como died on my birthday and I didn’t even go to the funeral. It’s a momentous date in the calendar.

When my children were born I got a copy of the Times newspaper for that day.Of course, I have never actually read them, for indeed that was not their intended purpose. I stored them in a plastic bag (long since disintegrated – so much for non-biodegradable) and popped them each into a drawer, then promptly forgot about them.

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When we moved house three years ago they resurfaced. A little yellowed but still a fundamentally black and white record of two ordinary yet life changing moments in time.  Although it seems I picked a rather unfortunate day to give birth to number one son. Not really the motherhood-and-apple-pie nostalgia I was hoping to re-live each time I gazed upon the headline…. Cheers ‘Arold.

What was going on when you came into the world? Go on, Google it! Have you kept a news memento from the births of your children at all?

Link up your own birthday memories! Use your blog to create your own post, or simply share your memories in the comments. We’re here for a while, so no rush!!

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More about the Life’s a Journey weekly memories series.

A selection of other posts from this series:-

FIrst day of school memories family stories

Week 2 – Old School Portrait

family stories best friends

Week 4 – Bestest Friends

family stories teenage crush

Week 5 – Teenage Crushes

family stories grease movie

Week 6 – First Movie Memories

family stories cinderella

Week 9 – Favourite Childhood Books

family stories

Week 19 – Becoming a Parent

family stories

Week 25 – Old Boyfriends

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