In the Headlines Not ready yet to leave the Christmas celebrations that honored the birth of Christ? Me, either! Yet, I am being rudely pushed to look back on the major stories and the deaths around the world in the headlines of 2016 before bidding it farewell--as if living through them wasn't enough already! This isn't … Continue reading It’s That Time of Year To Take Inventory . . .
This little tike, my #2 grandson, was two when this picture was taken of him in 1990. He's now 25 and has twins of his own (a boy and a girl) who will be two in just a few months. With all of today's varying cultures and social styles, I'll be interested in seeing their … Continue reading My Favorite Mullethead
This post continues a discussion I began on FaceBook about three months ago, "Has anyone documented gifts and talents, especially musicality of Bolling ancestors?" The post received about 100 views and several responses from a dozen or so descendants of the Bolling family. So, I thought I would summarize the anecdotal information below and include a … Continue reading ISO Ancestral Gifts and Talents: I’ve Got the Music In Me, Part 7
A Follow-On to I’ve Got the Music in Me–and Oh, How it Moves Me! – Part 3 On February 25, 2013, I published a blog I’ve Got the Music in Me–and Oh, How it Moves Me! – Part 3. It included a song with lyrics sung by C. Daniel Boling, who shares the surname,talents and heritage of the Boling family. … Continue reading It’s a Small World…
Is musical talent inherited? Researchers are leaning towards that possibility--continued We always knew when my maternal grandmother, Loretta Lathrop Ford, was happy. She would be whistling like a canary, playing her harmonica, singing and dancing on the screened in porch with other family members, or "dancing up a storm" and "cutting a rug" at the … Continue reading I’ve Got the Music In Me… Part 5
Musical Dynasties: It (Genetically) Runs in the Family "Genetics may account for musical predisposition and ability." The following article by Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D. originally appeared December 31, 2011, in Psychology Today's Here, There, and Everywhere Blog. Singer, songwriter, guitarist, and former Pearl Jam front man Eddie Vedder discovered in his teens that his true biological father … Continue reading …I’ve Got the Music In Me, and Oh How it Moves Me: Part 1