My Story Families
What are their favourite memories of growing up?
Hertfordshire Libraries and Nysa Projects would like to invite children and young people to talk to a grown up and find out what their strongest memories are. Perhaps adults have happy stories to share of family celebrations and holidays, or there may be a mystery that has lasted for years. Could something terrifying have happened? Thanks to telephone conversations, online chat and even video calls, we can still share memories and stories even now when we can’t meet face to face.
Ros, aged 33 1/3, told us her story:
I remember the hot sunny day when I was 8 and drinking Lilt from the can in the car park at Sainsbury's, Everard Close, St Albans. Some how a wasp either got in the can or flew straight in my mouth and stung me!! It felt really weird and I cried. My Mum took me in to the pharmacist inside the Boots which was there at the time. They gave me Piriton syrup and thought it would be a good idea if I were checked out by a doctor.
This is when I got really, really frightened! The doctor looked at me and got me to blow on his hand and said to me he just wanted to check that the swelling wasn't going to block my windpipe and stop me from breathing! I was fine apart from a slightly strange taste in my mouth but I remember doing a lot of blowing on things for a while afterwards just while I double checked my wind pipe wasn't blocked!!
But what will your grown-up share? Once you have heard all about the fascinating things they did when they were growing up, we would really like you to tell their story. You could write the story down, draw or paint a picture, make a video or animation, or even sing a song! We know a story doesn’t have to have words, but it would be great if you or an adult helping you, write just a sentence or two so we can all understand how amazing your story is. Please give your story a title and ask your parent or carer to email the story into us so we can share them on our website for lots more people to enjoy. All the details on how to send us your stories can be found here
If you would prefer you could do a piece of artwork inspired by one of the other stories you have seen on these pages. You could draw a picture to accompany Ros’s story or you could make a collage based on one of the stories sent in by adults or anything else you like! We are all living very separate lives at the moment so we hope we can all come together online to share stories and be creative.
If you are an adult with your own story to share please do get involved with My Story 2020.