Friday, February 7, 2014

Secret Subject Swap

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. 

Here are links to all the sites now featuring Secret Subject Swap posts.  Sit back, grab a cup, and check them all out. See you there:

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. :) 


  1. I'd LOVE LOVE LOVE to live in the 40's/50's. I've always said that I felt like I was meant to be born in that time period.

  2. I totally think I was born in the wrong era. I would have liked to be born in the 40's/50's to be around for the 60's and 70's and all the amazing progress that was made during that time. All the fabulous music. *sigh*

  3. I love how you took us on a tour of your favorite times in history and I laughed out loud at the deodorant comment but my favorite part of this post is that you ultimately decided to explore your own history. Perfect.

  4. I love your answers. . . I mean you're right -- who doesn't want to be Queen (deodorant or not). But I absolutely love that you ultimately chose to catch a sneak peek at your own family. What a wonderful idea!

  5. ah Kate Middleton and live in the palace?
    I love reading about the 1800's but that sure would be a rough life.

  6. You really, really want to be a queen, huh?
    I love that you'd want to explore your family's roots - I'm sure so does your grandpa :-)

  7. I love history and old buildings. One thing I love about the capital city of my state is all the old buildings that were built in the 1800s which have been carefully restored to their old glory are just wonderful. But if I really had to choose, I'd love to go back to a time when my grandparents were alive but before my grandpa got cancer and ended up in a wheelchair. The man I knew and the man my mother knew were two completely different people.

  8. It would be really cool to go back and meet old and gone family members when they were young! Great post!

  9. I love that out of all the places and time you could choose, you picked a time where you could still be connected with family. That's wonderful. I also love that you are aware of the miracle that is deodorant :)

  10. I am so with you on the deodorant. Great post!!

  11. OMG...I do0n't think I would have ever thought about the deodorant...very smart. I would love to live in the 40's/50's too...but then know I would have a crazy women fighting for our rights...maybe even locked up!