Welcome to a Secret Subject Swap. This week, 15 brave bloggers picked a secret subject for someone else and were assigned a secret subject to interpret in their own style. Today we are all simultaneously divulging our topics and submitting our posts.
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My subject is "If you could live in any time and place in history, what would you be and what would you do for a living?" It was submitted by Small Talk Mama
The first thing I thought when I got this subject was, "YES!" I love history. I always have, and this question has passed through my mind a million times. There are so many moments in history that I would have loved to be a fly on the wall. My dad is a big history buff, so I assume I get my love of history from him. I love local history, and would spend hours looking at books and then asking my dad questions about buildings and what they use to be. I love to imagine what something use to look like.
When I lived in Seattle it was full of history, especially since it is recent history. I loved learning as much about the city as possible, and spewing that information on any unsuspecting soul that came to visit.
I am making the assumption with this prompt that I can't change history ("Hey! There's an iceberg coming up.") There is a ton of history that I would have loved to witness, and even more that I would love to change. I'm sure that everyone can think of tragic things that have happened in world history that they'd like to change too. I would have loved to see Rome when Julius Caesar was boss man. I would have loved to have listened to Jesus preach. To watch Joan of Arc riding into battle (I'm not a holy roller, just into religious history too.) Can I go back to Pre-history? Can I have a dinosaur as a pet?
This prompt has really got me thinking. I mean, if I could pick ONE time in history...that's hard. I would love to say during the medieval time period, and to be a Queen, but everyone says that. Plus, I really like deodorant. Let's just put it out here. At any time that I have the ability to be a Queen, I'll take that.
I don't know if I am aware that I am in a different time and place in history, so I am writing this as if I am aware that I have time traveled.
So, If I could live in any time and place in history....I would live in the 1940's/1950's. I would like to live in the town that I grew up in. My mom was born about 45 minutes north of here, and my dad's family has been in the area for as long as I know. I don't know where they came from before they ended up in Western Pennsylvania. I would like to have a job working at the Glass Plant with my dad's dad. I don't know much about his history, and would love to learn more.
I would also like to be able to drive (or hitch a ride) north to my mom's hometown to meet my grandmother, and see a young version of my grandpa (papa.) He passed away when I was 7, and while I have memories, I would love to have more. Even if he has no clue who I am while I am visiting. I just think it would be neat to see the towns and
If I can't know who I am, I want to live in today...and be Kate Middleton. :)