Tag Archives: Blogging A-Z Challenge

L is for Library & Lady

I’ve probably spent more hours in this building than I have in any other place. It was my refuge as a child. I spent hours looking at 3-d photo cards with the old stereoscope viewer, while the stern librarian Mrs. … Continue reading

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F is for Family

  Family is the most important part of my life. This picture was taken to celebrate our 50th Wedding anniversary in 2013, so it’s a bit out of date. The grandkids have grown and we added a beautiful great granddaughter … Continue reading

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Bowling – one of the oldest outlaw sports?

Sculptured vases and ancient plaques show the game being played some four thousand years ago, and archaeologists have uncovered biased stone bowls from 5,000 B.C. which indicate our ancestors enjoyed the game of bowling more than seven thousand years ago.When … Continue reading

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A to Z Challenge – what is it?

The A to Z April Blogging Challenge started in 2010 when Arlee Bird posted a challenge on her blog: Write a blog post every day in April (except Sundays) and make the first post about something that starts with A … Continue reading

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Zinnias

Every time I see beautiful zinnias in a flower garden, I think of my mother and how much she loved her flowers.  She didn’t have very many pretty things to enjoy. When I was child her life was an endless … Continue reading

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I Should be Writing

My writing buddy, Lori Robinett, posted this picture to my FB page. It was intended as inspiration, or a friendly reminder, to get on with my novel.  Instead, it reminded me that I wanted to be sure to catch the … Continue reading

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Uncle Sam: a genealogists best friend

All family historians benefit from the all the nosy questions Uncle Sam’s Census Bureau asked every ten years, but we aren’t always aware of all the other genealogical goodies he’s giving away. For instance, did you know the National Park … Continue reading

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Stories

For me it’s all about the stories. Family stories and stories I make up in my head.  Sometimes, for my fiction, I blend the two, part family story, part imagination. That’s my favorite kind of writing. My Mom told me … Continue reading

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Revolutionary War Records

The Daughters of the American Revolution Genealogical Research System (GRS) is a free resource to aid general genealogical research and to assist with the DAR membership process. The GRS is a collection of databases that provide access to the many … Continue reading

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Were your ancestors Quakers?

QUAKER – a member of the Society of Friends, formed in England in 1648. Early restrictions brought them to New Jersey in 1675 and some 230 English Quakers founded Burlington, NJ in 1678. William Penn was granted the territory of … Continue reading

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