Reblogged from MassMoments eMoments (firstname.lastname@example.org): On This Day...in 1970, a group of Native Americans attending a Thanksgiving feast in Plymouth walked out in protest. The Indians and their supporters gathered on a hill overlooking Plymouth Rock near a statue of Massasoit, the Wampanoag leader who had greeted the Mayflower passengers 350 years earlier. The protesters … Continue reading First National Day of Mourning, Thursday, November 26, 1970
Who's On Your Guest List? How many times in life have you been asked; "If you could invite anyone dead or alive to dinner, who would be your quests?" And sometimes this question has a follow-up or two: "Why?" And, "What would you say to them?" My Honored Guest List: I would first invite Jesus Christ … Continue reading Thanksgiving Invites–Anyone Dead or Alive
My Blog's Second Year Anniversary Two years ago this week I wrote my first blog post. My purpose was to collect, clarify, authenticate, preserve, and publish all relevant genealogical information intended as a legacy to my family. I want to leave them with as complete and accurate an accounting of our family's past; to honor those who came before … Continue reading What’s on the Thanksgiving Table in your Home State?
Familial Sleeping Disorders My daughter. granddaughter and I all have sleeping disorders which prevent us from getting a full night's rest filled sleep. One of the best benefits of leaving my career job a few years ago was finding time to take a nap in the afternoons (not recommended, by the way) when life's activities … Continue reading Our Ancestors’ Periods of Sleep Differed from Ours – Are We Doing It Wrong?
This Post contains some material that many parents would find unsuitable for children under 14 years of age When both your parents have Alzheimer's dementia you often live your life in the midst of turmoil with only an occasional few moments of reprieve from strife, unrest, anxiety, confusion, and other medical maladies. That pretty much describes … Continue reading Rated BP-14
As 60 Minutes nonagenarian reporter Andy Rooney used to say; "D'ya ever..." Well, I'm saying it now; "D'ya ever attend a "reveal" party?" I would bet Andy in all his 92 years never did. Reveal parties are a new 21st-century phenomenon that began in the United States, possibly on the Today Show in 2010 when TLC's 19 … Continue reading D’ya Ever Attend a “Reveal” Party?
"Blessed Assurance" is a well-known Christian hymn. Fanny J. Crosby, famed blind hymn writer wrote the lyrics in 1873 to the music written by Phoebe Palmer Knapp, (both were members of the St. John's Methodist Church in New York City). It may have been blind Miss Crosby’s example that encouraged Phoebe Palmer Knapp (1839-1908) to write … Continue reading Blessed Assurance
November is National Native American Heritage Month. In honor of this occasion, below I share with you National Geographic's article from November 2013: "Great Surprise"—Native Americans Have West Eurasian Origins Oldest human genome reveals less of an East Asian ancestry than thought. Native Americans may have a more complicated heritage than previously believed. PHOTOGRAPH BY ROLAND W. … Continue reading ‘Great Surprise’—Native Americans Have West Eurasian Origins