Monday, October 13, 2008

A New Blog And Nice Visit

Yesterday I had a very nice visit with my granmother and my nephew. I have been gathering some geneology information on her family and wanted to take her what I found out so far and have her gather some pictures and verify the information. I've actually managed to find quite a bit so far. I left here around noon or so and picked up some chicken sandwiches from Hardees for her, myself, and my nephew Dylan and we had a nice lunch. My nephew Dylan lives right down the road from her and walked his dog down to visit while I was there. Once I showed her the family information I had typed up, it seemed to trigger memories of some of the family that she recognized and she began giving me little tidbits about each one. I asked her to look over the information in the next few days and write down or tape record anything she could remember about them and dig out some old photos for me to later put into a book. Today I also received an email from someone responding to the post I put up a few weeks ago on the message boards. He says that he is a distant relative of one of my ancesters and I look forward to corresponding with him. I showed the information to my nephew (who is 14 yrs old) but he really did not seem that interested but hopefully one day he will appreciate it. He is very much into history and reading a lot so maybe eventually he will become interested in geneology.

I have also created a new blog here on blogspot to keep a record of how I found my information so I can remember the journey for years to come at My grandmother will soon be 88 yrs old and is still going strong. Her mother lived to be almost 90 herself. It's nice to know that I have quite a few family members who lived very long and fullfilled lives. It gives me great hope:)

Monday, October 6, 2008

A Blog About Chip's Birthday Week

I thought I'd just blog about this past week again. Saturday was Chip's 47th birthday but we kind of start things a little early and keep it late as usual. We usually take a week to celebrate each others birthday because not all the family members can celebrate all at one time. On Friday I took Chip to the Red Lobster for their all you can eat shrimp deal which was absolutely delicious and then we had to go to Walmart to get some groceries. Usually about every year we try to outdo each other on the Happy Birthday wishes from different restaurants and stores so at dinner I had them come out at Red Lobster and sing Happy Birthday to him and then at Walmart I had them to make an announcement over the loud speaker wishing him a Happy 47th Birthday which I think sufficiently embarrassed him:) On Sat. his parents and his sister's family took us out for his birthday to Cracker Barrel which was great too. Sat. night is chicken and rice night which is incredibly good so we both got that. After dinner and looking around their store we all sat out on their front porch with all the rocking chairs and had a very nice hr to 2 hr family moment of remembering old tales of when he and his sister were little and having some nice laughs. He enjoyed this very much since usually 1 or 2 members of the family end up missing birhtday dinners for one reason or another and it's very unusual for everyone to get together. He is still talking about how nice it was to have everyone together. Tonight for dinner I am going to fix the frozen scallops since that is one of his favorite meals. I just hope I don't screw them up because I've never fixed them before? I may try 2 or 3 different methods of cooking them just to have a variety and see how he likes them best? Of course if we end up going to any more restaurants or going shopping in the next few day I have to see if I can embarrass him some more with the PA announcements:) Well that's my little blog for now:)

Friday, October 3, 2008

Thinking About Doing Blogging Experiments?

I've been thinking about doing some blogging experiments lately? Particularly for the purpose of making money. I've been researching how to accomplish this task and I am trying to think of some interesting and creative titles that will have some impact and sustainability? I've always wanted to be a writer of some type but could never really decide how I wanted to accomplish it? I did try my hand at screenwriting at one point when I was much younger but never did anything with it. Maybe this will be the beginning of a career for me but I still have quite a bit of studying to do yet. I guess we will see:)