Category Archives: Writing

Thanks! I got the Kreativ Blogger Award

  Thank you to Amanda Acquard of for nominating me to the Kreativ Blogger list! The rules for the Kreativ Blogger Award are: 1. Copy the award to your site. 2. Link to the person from whom you received … Continue reading

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Some quotes about genealogy

I wandered the Internet this morning in search of genealogy related quotations. Here are a few I considered worth sharing: GENEALOGY, n. An account of one’s descent from an ancestor who did not particularly care to trace his own.     Ambrose … Continue reading

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I wrote 50,000 words!

The rough (oh boy is it rough!!!) draft of “Life’s a Beach and Then You Die” is now finished. I’m going to let it sit until after Christmas, and then try to turn it into something worth someone’s time to … Continue reading

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Journal or Diary

I’ve talked before about the value of finding an ancestor’s diary. My great-grandmother kept a diary when they homesteaded from Indiana to Oregon. Later they had to move back east to care for an elderly relative, but she regaled my … Continue reading

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I’m Doing NaNoWriMo

  My Halloween Scare: I’m signed up for National Novel Writing Month. Yep.  Gonna try to write 1667 words a day all November. Why? Hmm. I’m the greatest American writer ever, I just don’t know it yet…..nah. My angel whispered … Continue reading

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Wacky Wednesdays

Wednesdays are turning into the busiest day of the week for me. So this will be a very short entry: Are you keeping a diary or journal? Be certain your descendants can get to it! Nothing is more fascinating than … Continue reading

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Printable Family Tree Templates Available for Download at New Web Site was created by Savetz Publishing, Inc. It is part of the family of sites, which offer letterhead templates, invoice templates, printable certificates, free printable coloring pages, stationery, recipe cards and other useful printable items.  All free versions are … Continue reading

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Good Read: Team of Rivals

Last night, I  finished reading Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, by Doris Kearns Goodwin, and I want to recommend it to anyone who loves politics,  Lincoln, and/or history.  Or, psychology. It was published in 2005, but I … Continue reading

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Home from Huntsville

Hi everyone! I just got back from a four-day visit to Huntsville, Alabama. I went to my high school reunion, visited my brother, met an old friend for lunch, shopped and enjoyed looking at the mountains. I didn’t blog Monday … Continue reading

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Taking a blog break

I’m not going to blog the week of June 23 – 30. I have three magazine articles to work on and that’s going to keep me busy! By June 1, I should be able to start up again!

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