The Vanishing Chesapeake Bay Islands

As a native Marylander who lives near Solomon's Island along the Chesapeake Bay, I always have appreciated the beautiful scenery along its shorelines. It was in the 1600's when colonists settled along it and began to record in county land records the names of hundreds of islands, some of which they would farm and call … Continue reading The Vanishing Chesapeake Bay Islands

100 Years of Men’s Hairstyles

One of my daily social media reads is the Mental_floss Magazine.  Mental_floss describes their magazine as:  "an intelligent read, but not too intelligent. We're the sort of intelligent that you hang out with for a while, enjoy our company, laugh a little, smile a lot and then we part ways. Great times. And you only … Continue reading 100 Years of Men’s Hairstyles

What does ‘third cousin, once removed’ mean anyway?

I received the following video through Facebook from Kim Komando – "America's Digital Goddess." Kim is one of America's most successful radio hosts and Web entrepreneurs. She has a Saturday morning show about technology that is carried on over 450 stations with an estimated reach of 6.5 million listeners. To my surprise, trending now on … Continue reading What does ‘third cousin, once removed’ mean anyway?

Chi-Town Wedding–The Video, Part IV

Friday - May 16, 2014 - Five Weeks Later...Here's the Proof of Marriage Click "Watch on Vimeo" inside the video player screen to see some of the highlights of this very special couple's special day and the beginning of their new life together. Joe & Corrie's Wedding (April 11, 2014) from Bokéh Studios on Vimeo.    

Saying Goodbye Forever to Blogging…

 Or, maybe just getting ready for April Fools Day... How often in our lives have we been the victims of a joke or prank and heard a "gotcha" from a friend or loved one on April 1, April Fools Day? The video below originally published on Jeremiah Warren's FaceBook page on April 1, 2013, promises … Continue reading Saying Goodbye Forever to Blogging…

Patriots Day, Boston 2013: Another Indelible Memory

Reflecting Upon Everyday Moments that became Precious and Often Indelible Memories April 15, 2013--marked the 117th running of the Boston Marathon, the world's oldest annual marathon. The popular event is held annually on Patriots' Day, to commemorate the 1775 battles of Lexington and Concord that kicked off the American Revolutionary War (1775-1783).  Events in Boston … Continue reading Patriots Day, Boston 2013: Another Indelible Memory

Pipers Piping, Ladies Dancing, and Lords a Leaping

And we’re off to Scotland in our ‘Reflections of the past and mirrors to the future…’ It’s a wee country, full of contradictions and BIG surprises!  In Scotland, you can… See tiny, stone cottages nestled at the foot of huge, rugged mountains Watch ominous steel-grey clouds part suddenly to reveal vivid blue skies and bright sunshine Look … Continue reading Pipers Piping, Ladies Dancing, and Lords a Leaping

It’s a Small World…

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…

What Our Elderly Can Offer

The post that follows below my paragraphs was sent to me by my daughter Jennifer after reading in early January a few of my blogs about our family's heritage. It's author is Bible Gateway, 5300 Patterson Avenue SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49530 USA. I'm thinking Jennifer forwarded this to me because she knows that I … Continue reading What Our Elderly Can Offer

Charles R. Hale Brings to Life and Shares His Grandfather’s 1930’s Space and Time

The video that follows gives all of us genealogists and geneabloggers much to aspire to. The integration of Charles Hale's research, background content, overall composition, photos, music, and the tone and pulse of his narrative provides a fabulous tribute to not only his grandfather's story, but to Mr. Hale's work as a family historian who … Continue reading Charles R. Hale Brings to Life and Shares His Grandfather’s 1930’s Space and Time