Category: Family

Wasn’t Expecting This

Adding newspaper articles to my collection of photos and documents about one of my forebears is like icing on the cake. John Washington Cooper, my great-grandfather was quite the surprise. I was looking for...

Choose Connection #RootsTech

Goodness, Do you mind pushing pause while I wipe my eyes – again. The #rootstech #chooseconnection music video touched my heart, brought tears to my eyes, and reminded me of the importance of family...

Why Instagram?

New Year’s Day 2021 marked the beginning of a family history experiment on Instagram. I had tried sharing family history before. I’ve emailed info, shared Google photo albums, texted info, shared my ancestry.com family...

Diana’s Book of Poems

When she was in high school, Mama assembled a book of poetry for her English class. One of my sisters has the original, but everyone wanted a copy so I scanned it, and as...

Mama’s Biscuits

I wouldn’t be a bit surprised if these “how to make biscuits” instructions span more than six generations. My great-grandmother taught my grandmother who taught my mother who taught her daughters who taught their...

Prominent Businessman and Colorful Civic Leader

After my mother died, my sisters and I were working together, sorting the things in her house, deciding what to do with each item, reminiscing as we worked. While working in her attic, I...

My Happy Place

The reasons we become involved with family history vary. I have genealogist friends who search tirelessly for that last elusive proof in a family’s lineage – whether it is for their family or for someone else. I have history-buff friends …

Thankful for the Holidays!

2020 holiday season sure looks different. Much like the March-October feeling of days/weeks/months blending into one loooooooong day, we find our holidays are doing something similar. there is a very different feel to this...

Sharing Stories in a Virtual World

Early on, Tim told me that he wanted our family to camp. He had fond memories of camping trips with his family and he wanted us to create the same kind of memories for our children. The first opportunity presented itself when our daughter was 3 years old – our son, 4 months. …