Book of Me, Prompt 49 – What do I sound like?

The Book of Me prompt 49 can be found here and asked the question what do I sound like?

Actually I hate listening back to myself in recordings or video’s. Over the years I have been recorded many times, whilst giving professional presentations, holiday video’s, Google hangouts and even on a television program.

Of course, we very easily leave messages on voice mail services and answer phones – I hate doing that too!

This morning I was reading back through some of the recent posts from participants on the Book of Me Face Book Group and was suitably inspired (and not for the first time) by +Kristin Cleage.

Kristin who blogs at Finding Eliza shared a recording of her being interviewed by her sister. It was a great recording and I enjoyed listening to it and was as I said, inspired to share my response to the prompt.

In this recording I share that I have several recordings taken from voice mails left by my late Mum. In the early days after Mum passed away I took to playing these and whilst the professional in me thinks it is a little unhealthy, it has passed and I spent hours recovering those messages. I downloaded the messages as MP3 and now they reside in both OneNote and Evernote, both of which I have talked about on this blog previously.

In complete contrast I have a video of my Grandmother that my husband and I did, the last Christmas before she passed away (Dec 1994). It is a lengthy video and my Grandmother was completely unaware that it was being recorded. Twenty years on and I still can not watch the video and my husband’s next technical task is to archive that as a DVD and as a YouTube video that will be private.

Do you have any recordings from your family?

About Julie Goucher

Genealogist, Author, Presenter, native Guildfordian, avid note taker and journal writer. Lover of Books, Stationary & History; Surnames, European Ancestors, Butcher & Orlando One-Name Studies, Pharos Tutor for all One-Name Studies and surname courses.
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1 Response to Book of Me, Prompt 49 – What do I sound like?

  1. 37paddington says:

    Dear Julie, thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment on the post about my beloved aunt. I hope you come by often and I'm also looking forward to browsing here!


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