“Life Interrupted–Navigating the Unexpected”

I "borrowed" this post's title, above, from Priscilla Shirer's 2011 inspirational book of the same title, as well as the opening description about it: "From telemarketers to traffic jams to twenty-item shoppers in the ten-item line, our lives are full of interruptions. They're often aggravating, sometimes infuriating, and can make us want to tell people … Continue reading “Life Interrupted–Navigating the Unexpected”

Hello Again, World – My 145th Post

My First Post - Eight Months Ago Eight months ago on November 15, 2012, I published “Hello World“--my 341-word first blog post ever, under the category of Witches and Witchcraft.  I wondered then if some of my family from among the 40 generations I have traced back could have been among those accused of witchcraft … Continue reading Hello Again, World – My 145th Post

ISO Ancestral Gifts and Talents: I’ve Got the Music In Me, Part 7

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

Found In the Archives from December 8, 1941

Dark, cloudy skies with intermittent heavy downpours to sprinklings of rain make today the perfect day for exploring, researching, and documenting new finds.   Among my many searches today to complement draft posts to come, I entered just two of the 13 Presidential Libraries  (Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S.Truman Libraries), which have their collections online. … Continue reading Found In the Archives from December 8, 1941

“Rare Gems of Human Knowledge”

If you have read more than one of my posts, by now you know that I love to read, explore, and learn on my own from others--those who came before me and those living, who I may or may not personally know.  Over the past several months especially, I have been following those people/blogs who … Continue reading “Rare Gems of Human Knowledge”

Soccer Mom vs. Baby Boomer–NOT!

I started writing a post that compares my hectic and dynamic baby boomer activities (those born between 1946 and 1964) this past week, especially, to those of a soccer mom.  You know, that married middle-class woman who lives in the suburbs and has school age children.  She's the woman who puts the interests of her family, and … Continue reading Soccer Mom vs. Baby Boomer–NOT!

44 Curiosities About US Presidents

Article originally published in Listverse.com, by LordZB, October 24, 2012: There have been 43 presidents (with one serving a second term after a lost term) of the United States. Some have been memorable, others forgettable (See the Simpsons’ song about mediocre presidents). Each of them has been very human however with all the foibles and … Continue reading 44 Curiosities About US Presidents

Hello world!

This is my very first post.    I’m looking forward to sharing with you many interesting facts and stories about the nearly 40 generations of people in my family and their times from around the world.  Many of the stories were unearthed through my 20+ years of  genealogical research.  As in most families, ours has … Continue reading Hello world!