To keep old newspapers.
goodbyemrschips · 29/03/2011 08:11
If a significant thing occurs in the news tsuami, twin towers, and the future royal wedding I always keep the newspaper of that day for my son to find in later life. They are hidden in the loft.
I keep the good stuff and the bad stuff, am I weird?
saffy85 · 29/03/2011 08:23
My dad did this for my sister. Sort of. Went out to buy all the papers on the day she was born to keep for to look at when she was older. In his new first time daddy haze he didnt pay attention to the headlines. Oh dear. All the papers were full of sensational headlines about serial killer Dennis Neilson (sunday papers) and some very graphic details about his crimes. To say we struggled to sleep that night after we found them accidently and read them (aged 8 and 10) is an understatement.
Kind of glad he only did this for my sister and not me.
Morloth · 29/03/2011 08:33
I think it is a good idea.
We found an old newspaper under the floorboards of an old house we were renovating, was fascinating.
We put it in a ziplock bag and then put it and a new one (also in a ziplock) back under the new floorboards when we were done.
A bit weird, but I really liked being in 'touch' with the original person who thought to do that.
Bit like a time capsule I suppose.
squeakytoy · 29/03/2011 08:40
I think its a good idea. When we cleared my mums house after she died, we found all sorts of stuff wrapped in newspaper in the attic, and I spent most of the week reading the newspaper rather than re-packing things.
I love looking at the prices of things compared to current prices, it fascinates me.
Birdsgottafly · 29/03/2011 09:10
I think it would be very interesting to read old newspapers particulary as the use of language has changed so much and will continue to do so. It would probably explain why older generations thought and spoke as they do. I also think that the advice columns would be funny (think 1950's housewifey stuff)What papers are you keeping? On a different note if he wanted to use any of the reporting in an essay only the Guardian, Times or Observer would be allowed.
Slightlyreluctantexpat · 29/03/2011 09:15
It will grow into the kind of compulsion my DF has. He keeps each day's newspaper. He takes cuttings, files some of them, sends some to me and some to my DSis. He thinks it will fascinate us. He thinks we might not have read the same thing ourselves in the newspaper itself or on its online version, or even in a different newspaper of our own choosing. It drives my DM bonkers. She should just STOP THE MADNESS, but she doesn't.
Just keep the one from the day your DS was born!
PoledrathePissedOffFairy · 29/03/2011 09:24
I've kept the newspapers that have in them the announcement of my engagement, marriage and the DCs' births (my mum always puts an announcement in the paper for things like this). The weird thing is, they are the newspaper my parents read from where they live, not where I was living at the time!
goodbyemrschips · 29/03/2011 09:59
Good to hear some people think its good.
I have a snapshot in my head of some
saddam hussain captured
tsumai [boxing day]
tony blair wins
july 7 bombing
acheivements of out football team
michael kackson dies.
enigma machine stolen
may day riots
tate modern opens
queen mum 100th birthday and death
not in any order cant remember any more think there are a few.
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