Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Sunday, March 25, 2012
Today seems I am missing some of my female ancestors and relatives in general. Next month will mark 13 years since my sister died. She lost her battle with breast cancer at the tender age of 45 and I was only 34. She was the artist of the family and I have several of her paintings and drawings.
I miss my mother who has died 10 years ago this coming September. She was my friend and I miss being able to talk to her. I loved going on shopping trips with her. She was a great mother and grandmother.
I was only in third grade when my grandmother, my mother’s mother passed away. I remember her perfume and her wonderful hugs. She lived in the upstairs unit of the duplex that she own with her daughter, my aunt. I remember being the first one out of the car and running up the stairs to get the first hug from her. She always had a tub of toys for me to play with and now I have a tub of toys for my granddaughter to play with.
I learned in a time management seminar that if you can do this all in one sitting, then spend 20-30 minutes a day until you get it all done. This can take a big task and break it into small manageable task. Then after a week of 5 days, you would have spent about 2 ½ hours on this task. Imagine how much you could accomplish.
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Oh by the way, when I say tomorrow, I mean March 18th, if you are not reading this on March 17th. ;)
In my classes, I always tell people to revisit on-line database. You might not want to this every week, but perhaps each month, around your day of the month that your birthday would land on. Therefore, if you were born on the 10th of May, each month on the 10th, go back to your online databases and search them again.
I always recommend visiting the website of any archive or library that you wish to visit. Find out ahead of time the hours they are open, the resources they have and any other information that might be useful for your visit. Also, check out where you can grab lunch or supper that is nearby. Use Google Earth/Maps and view the area for interesting things and get a feel for the area.
I was sent an email about the women who were arrested for protesting infront of the White House wanting voting rights for women. These women were beaten in jail.
Today my cruise actually leaves for the Mexican Rivera. I won’t be doing any genealogy research but I have packed my iPAD and I have Family Tree Magazine’s old issues on my iPAD for reading. I plan on enjoying my vacation by soaking up the sun, visiting with my hubby, brother and female family friend. Yeah vacation!
Today would be my grandmother’s birthday. I always think of her on this day. I was only able to share nine of her birthday’s during my left time.