September 2012 Everything’s Relative: Prompt

By Family Tree Editors Premium

“When I Was Young … ”Picture of Prize

No snow days for Granddad—he trudged the 2 miles to school through blinding blizzards (uphill both ways). And Mom is fond of relating how each week she’d fill the washtub from the pump, drag it to the stove to heat, and scrub her siblings’ clothes by hand.

What’s the most embellished “when I was young … ” story a family member has told you? If we print your tale in Family Tree Magazine, you’ll receive a copy of Good Old Days My Ass: 665 Funny History Facts & Terrifying Truths about Yesteryear by David A. Fryxell.

  • To enter: Email stories (no more than 150 words, please) to with the subject line “Everything’s Relative/September 2012.”
  • Deadline: Sept. 31, 2012
  • Remember: You must include your mailing address to win. We can’t acknowledge entries. By submitting, you give Family Tree Magazine permission to feature your contribution in all print and electronic media.

From the September 2012 Family Tree Magazine.