I've always been fascinated by my family history. My mom won't let me talk about some of the drama (such as my great aunt and uncle not speaking to each other but living in the SAME house for 10 years... ah-hem... crazy Irish) but that still makes me want to keep track of it. On a whim, a few days ago, I decided to record part of a phone conversation I had with my little sister. She was talking about how she didn't have a name for four years. You see, people think I'm a nut-job (which I may be) but how do they think I got this way?
Anyway, this impromptu recording has given me an idea. What if I record all sorts of conversations with my family about our history? Of course I can't tell them I'm doing this or they'll hate me forever. What's worse is that I think it would be cool to put these conversations online... why not let the world hear all about it? Is this an insane idea? You betcha! Would my family disown me? Hell yes.
I mentioned to a few people that I'd like to someday write some sort of memoir. Perhaps this is my start?
p.s - I may very well post my sister's no-name conversation. It's short. I don't know if it's entertaining to anyone besides myself but I guess I'll find out!