Continuing our “unrelated to Indian film but just fun community chat” discussion series, let’s talk about activities!
We’ve done “things you made”, and “things you cooked”, now this is just simply “things you did”.
I’ll start! Because we just did this today and OH MAN was it fun! Remember how my aunt died? Today we finally got to the boxes of family papers and found all the lawyer letters (and love letters) related to the 1930 Breach of Promise suit that we had always vaguely heard about as a family legend but never really believed was a thing (at least, I didn’t believe it). Totally a thing, and my family member was absolutely in the wrong. But so fascinating.
Also, we found a photo of my aunt who always seemed Very Very Old to me, back when she was a baby. So that was cool.
There’s a thing you should all do, if possible. Go through boxes of very old family photos and papers and unearth shocking scandals about folks long dead. Then pack them all up again and forget about them, and bring them out in ten years to shock yourself all over again.
Now, what did you do with your family (or yourself if you are a family unto yourself) that was new and exciting? Painted the porch? Made dolls? Jumped off cliffs?