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

27 Delightful Obsolete Words It’s High Time We Revived Them – A Remix


On March 25, 2013, Luke Lewis, of BuzzFeed.com, first posted 27 images of owls (with etymologies, meanings, and uses of  27 words whose origins range in dates from the 1500's to the 1900's. I found these words interesting because of my blog's focus on our heritage and reflections from the past. You may find some … Continue reading 27 Delightful Obsolete Words It’s High Time We Revived Them – A Remix

Exposing Inner Spirits from Our Pasts


"...to just write a simple post..." I just finished responding to a fellow blogger 's comments to my Dad-Daughter Relationships post.  She was thanking me for my "moving words" and giving me encouragement, too, during this season in my life with my octogenarian dad.  And, not so coincidentally, I was readying to write today's post, and, at this … Continue reading Exposing Inner Spirits from Our Pasts